Nicholas County, West Virginia

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== County Courthouse  ==
 
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'''Nicholas County'''<br>700 Main Street<br>Summersville, WV 26651<br>304-872-7820  
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[http://www.nicholascountywv.org/county-offices/circuitclerk.aspx Nicholas County Courthouse]<br>700 Main Street<br>Summersville, WV 26651<br>Phone: 304-872-7820  
  
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County Clerk has birth records from 1855<br>Marriage and land Records from 1812<br>Death records from 1890<br>Probate from 1880<br>Clerk Circuit Court has divorce and court records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Nicholas County, West Virginia. Page 745 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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*Clerk Circuit Court has divorce and court records<ref name="Handybook" />
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== History  ==
 
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
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[http://nicholaswv.org/modules/tng/cemlist.php Nicolas County, West Virginia Cemeteries (USGENWEB)]  
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[http://nicholaswv.org/modules/tng/cemlist.php Nicholas County, West Virginia Cemeteries (USGENWEB)]<br>[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScnty=3097 Find A Grave - Nicholas County, West Virginia]<br>[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/westvirg/nicholas.htm Tombstone Transcriptions Nicholas County]<br>[http://www.interment.net/us/wv/nicholas.htm Interment.net Cemetery Records Online Nicholas County, West Virginia]<br>[http://politicalgraveyard.com/geo/WV/NI.html The Nicholas County West Virginia Political Graveyard.com]<br>[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=125405 Mount Lookout Cemetery, Mount Lookout] BillionGraves
  
[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScnty=3097 Find A Grave - Nicholas County, West Virginia]
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==== Census  ====
  
[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/westvirg/nicholas.htm Tombstone Transcriptions Nicholas County]
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{{WVcensus}}&nbsp;<br>[http://usgwarchives.net/wv/nicholas/census.htm Nicholas County, West Virginia Census Records USGenweb Archives]
 
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[http://www.interment.net/us/wv/nicholas.htm Interment.net Cemetery Records Online Nicholas County, West Virginia]
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[http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/wv/map.htm Map of 1850 Virginia and West Virginia]  
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[http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/wv/map.htm Map of 1850 Virginia and West Virginia]<br>[http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/WV/County/nicholas.htm Nicholas County&nbsp;West Virginia 1895]<br>[http://maps.google.com/maps?rls=com.microsoft:en-us:IE-SearchBox&oe=&safe=active&q=Nicholas+County,+West+Virginia&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=0x884956341672135f:0x99ff0d7ead16655a,Nicholas,+WV&gl=us&ei=7kuYT8DdKeLq2AXgzLyTBw&sa=X&oi=geocode_result&ct=title&resnum=2&ved=0CCwQ8gEwAQ Nicholas County, West Virginia Map]
 
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*''Rejected or Suspended Applications for Revolutionary War Pensions''. Washington, D.C., 1852. Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1969, and 1991. Reprints include&nbsp;"an Added Index to States." {{FHL|287870|item|disp=FHL Book 973 M24ur}}; digital version at [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=48141 Ancestry] ($). [Includes veterans from this county; Virginia section begins on page 238.]  
 
*''Rejected or Suspended Applications for Revolutionary War Pensions''. Washington, D.C., 1852. Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1969, and 1991. Reprints include&nbsp;"an Added Index to States." {{FHL|287870|item|disp=FHL Book 973 M24ur}}; digital version at [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=48141 Ancestry] ($). [Includes veterans from this county; Virginia section begins on page 238.]  
  
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:- [[14th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)|14th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)]]. Company L.<ref>Robert J. Driver, ''14th Virginia Cavalry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, c1988). {{FHL|370000|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 47}}.</ref>
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:- [[22nd Regiment, Virginia Infantry (1st Kanawha Regiment) (Confederate)|22nd Regiment, Virginia Infantry (1st Kanawha Regiment)]]. Company D (Nicholas Blues).<ref>Terry D. Lowry, ''22nd Virginia Infantry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1988). {{FHL|361573|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 44}}.</ref>
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:- [[36th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (2nd Kanawha Infantry) (Confederate)|36th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (2nd Kanawha Infantry) (Confederate)]]. Company F (Mountain Riflemen).<ref>J.L. Scott, ''36th Virginia Infantry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1987). {{FHL|577297|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 36}}.</ref>
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*West Virginia, Civil War {{RecordSearch|1932429|Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}}
 
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The following Civil War battles were fought in Nicholas County.
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*August 26, 1861 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/wv004.htm Kessler's Cross Lanes, also known as Cross Lanes<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/wv004.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 20 September 2012)</ref>]
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*September 10, 1861 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/wv006.htm Carnifex Ferry<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/wv006.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 20 September 2012)</ref>]
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[http://librarycommission.lib.wv.us/html/libdirectory/county/nicholas.html Nicholas County Libraries]
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*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/wv Cyndi's List for West Virginia]  
 
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*[http://nicholaswv.org/tng/surnames.php Nicholas County, West Virginia Families]  
 
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*<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1335382682840_65" />[http://www.sekls.lib.ks.us/genser/wv.html Southeast Kansas Genealogy Bibliography Nicholas County, West Virginia]  
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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 1818
County Seat Summersville
Courthouse

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

Contents

County Courthouse

Nicholas County, West Virginia Courthouse.JPG

Nicholas County Courthouse
700 Main Street
Summersville, WV 26651
Phone: 304-872-7820

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

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

Vital Records

West Virginia Vital Records - Birth - Death - Marriages. See also How to order West Virginia Vital Records or order electronically online

Nicholas County, West Virginia marriages by Bride and Groom

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)