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Rhonda Smith is the County Coordinator
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updated February 2, 2023
Nicholas County was formed in 1818 from
Named for Wilson Cary Nicholas,
Governor of Virginia 1814-1816
County seat is Summersville which was established
in 1824 and named for Judge Lewis Summers who help create
Summersville was a major crossroads in
the old historic Pocahontas Trail.
In July, 1861, a Confederate spy named
led an attack on Summersville
which captured the Union forces and their leader, Captain
Starr. Most of the town was burned.