Nicholas County, West Virginia

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United States Gotoarrow.png West Virginia Gotoarrow.png Nicholas County

Guide to Nicholas County West Virginia genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Nicholas County, West Virginia
Map
Map of West Virginia highlighting Nicholas County
Location in the state of West Virginia
Map of the U.S. highlighting West Virginia
Location of West Virginia in the U.S.
Facts
Founded January 30, 1818
County Seat Summersville
Courthouse
Nicholas County, West Virginia Courthouse.JPG
Address Nicholas County Courthouse
700 Main Street
Summersville, WV 26651
Phone: 304-872-7820
Nicholas County Website

Contents

County Courthouse

County Clerk has birth records from 1855
Marriage and land Records from 1812
Death records from 1890
Probate from 1880
Clerk Circuit Court has divorce and court records[1]

History

Nicholas County, West Virginia, USA

Parent County

1818--Nicholas County was created 30 January 1818 from Kanawha, Greenbrier and Randolph Counties.
County seat: Summersville [2]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Nicholas County boundary changes.

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Wvnicholas.jpg

Cemeteries

Nicholas County, West Virginia Cemeteries (USGENWEB)
Find A Grave - Nicholas County, West Virginia
Tombstone Transcriptions Nicholas County
Interment.net Cemetery Records Online Nicholas County, West Virginia
The Nicholas County West Virginia Political Graveyard.com
Mount Lookout Cemetery, Mount Lookout BillionGraves

Census

For tips on accessing Nicholas County, West Virginia census records online, see: West Virginia Census
Nicholas County, West Virginia Census Records USGenweb Archives

Church

Court

Genealogy

  • [Coberly] Arthaud, John Bradley. "Dr. James Stell Coberly 18th Century Migrant from New Jersey to Virginia and Revolutionary Patriot," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 26, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1982):112-117; Vol. 26, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1982):183-189. Digital version at American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 26 (1982).

Local Histories

Bell C. W. The Double Grave: A Chapter in the Early History of Nicholas County. Summersville, West Virginia, Press of the Nicholas Chronicle, 1929. 975.469 B433 Pam.

Bell, Carol Hughes and Hilda Grose. Summersville Pictorial History, 1820-1991. Marceline, Missouri, Heritage House Publishing, 1991. 975.469 B433.

Brown, William Griffee. History of Nicholas County, West Virginia. Richmond, Virginia, Dietz Press, 1954.
975.469 B881.

__________________. History of Nicholas County, West Virginia. Richwood, West Virginia, The News Leader, 1981. 975.469 B881 1981.

Campbell, Edward. "Nicholas County's First Settlers," West Virginia History, Charleston, West Virginia, Department of Archives and History, 1954-55.
Arc 1. 4:16.

Deitz, J. Dennis. Mountain Memories II. Charleston, West Virginia, Jalamap Publications, 1983.
818.54 D325 2.

_____________. Mountains Memories III. Charleston, West Virginia, Jalamap Publications, 1984.
818.54 D325 3.

_____________. Mountains Memories IV. Charleston, West Virginia, Mountain Memories Books, 1985.
818.54 D 325 4.

Groves, James Huling. Life at the Bend. s. l., William Groves Long, 1995.
975.469 G884.

Just For Old Time Sake: A Book From The Past. s. l., Jim Comstock and Bronson McClung, 1949.
Q975.469 C739.

Legg, A. J. A History of Panther Mountain Community (Nicholas County, West Virginia). Morgantown, West Virginia, Agricultural Extension Division, 1930 (On-line version).
Xwv 1. Agr 3. 2: L45.

Leivasy Centennial Committee. Leivasy, West Virginia, Centennial, 1979. s. l., n. p., 1979.
975.469 L533 Pam.

Nicholas County Historical and Genealogical Society. Nicholas County West Virginia Heritage 2000. Summersville, West Virginia, Nicholas County Historical and Genealogical Society, 2000.
975.469 N597 2000.

__________________________________________. Nicholas County West Virginia History, 1985. Summersville, West Virginia, Nicholas County Historical and Genealogical Society Inc., 1985.
975.469 N597.

Nicholas County State Troops, Enrolled and Enlisted Men. s. l., n. p., n. d.
MS 79-229.

Stults, Erma. Only In Memories: Crupperneck: West Virginia: Recollections of Rural America. Murfreesboro, Tennessee, Southern Heritage Press, 1998.
B S934.

Van Bibber, Mathias. Mathias Van Bibber Papers, 1799-1844. s. l., n. p.
MS 80-152.

Webster County Historical Society. Nicholas County, (West) Virginia Records of the Pioneers, 1818-1860. Upper Glade, West Virginia, Webster County Historical Society, Inc., 1985.
929.3 N597w.

Maps

Map of 1850 Virginia and West Virginia
Nicholas County West Virginia 1895
Nicholas County, West Virginia Map

Military

Revolutionary War
  • Rejected or Suspended Applications for Revolutionary War Pensions. Washington, D.C., 1852. Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1969, and 1991. Reprints include "an Added Index to States." FHL Book 973 M24ur; digital version at Ancestry ($). [Includes veterans from this county; Virginia section begins on page 238.]
Civil War

Regiments. Service men in Nicholas County, West Virginia served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Nicholas County, West Virginia:

- 14th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate). Company L.[3]
- 22nd Regiment, Virginia Infantry (1st Kanawha Regiment). Company D (Nicholas Blues).[4]
- 36th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (2nd Kanawha Infantry) (Confederate). Company F (Mountain Riflemen).[5]

Records and histories are available, including:


Civil War Battle

The following Civil War battles were fought in Nicholas County.



Map showing Civil War battles in West Virginia.

Naturalization

Newspapers

Probate

Nicholas County, West Virginia Will Book 1820 - 1969

Taxation

Online West Virginia Tax site

West Virginia real and personal property tax records are managed by the County Assessor in each county. Land and land improvements are considered real property while mobile property is classified as personal property.

Many County Assessors offer an online searchable database, where assessment record searches can be performed by name, account number, year, or mp/parcel number. Where online records are not available, requests for records can be made to the Assessment Office in person, by phone, or in writing.

The search for tax information can start here

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Nicholas County Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

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References

 
  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Nicholas County, West Virginia. Page 745 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. Robert J. Driver, 14th Virginia Cavalry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, c1988). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 47.
  4. Terry D. Lowry, 22nd Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1988). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 44.
  5. J.L. Scott, 36th Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1987). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 36.
  6. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 20 September 2012)
  7. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 20 September 2012)