Nicholas County, West Virginia Genealogy

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Nicholas County, West Virginia [ Will Book 1820 - 1969]
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Nicholas County, West Virginia
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.
Founded 1818
County Seat Summersville

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


County Courthouse

Nicholas County, West Virginia Courthouse.JPG

Nicholas County
700 Main Street
Summersville, WV 26651

  • 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]


Parent County

1818--Nicholas County was created 30 January 1818 from Kanawha, Greenbrier and Randolph Counties.
County seat: Summersville [1]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Nicholas County boundary changes.

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties




For tips on accessing Nicholas County, West Virginia Genealogy census records online, see: West Virginia Census.

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  • [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


Map of 1850 Virginia and West Virginia


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




Nicholas County, West Virginia Will Book 1820 - 1969


Vital Records

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

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

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  1. 1.0 1.1 The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).