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Revision as of 01:42, 8 July 2012

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Summers County, West Virginia
Map of West Virginia highlighting Summers 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 1871
County Seat Hinton

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

County Courthouse

Summers County, West Virginia Courthouse.JPG

Summers County Courthouse 
P O Box 97
Hinton, WV 25951
Phone: 304-466-7104

County Clerk has birth, marriage, death, probate and land records from 1871
Clerk Circuit Court has divorce and court records[1]


History of Summers County from the Earliest Settlement to Present Tim (Google ebook)

Early History of Summers County Summers County, West Virginia Government Summers County, West Virginia

Hinton, Summers County, West Virginia New River Gorge

Welcome to Hinton, West Virginia Summers County Cyclopedia Summers County WV Chamber of Commerce Welcome to Summers County, West Virginia

Parent County

1871-Summers County was created 27 February 1871 from Monroe, Mercer, Greenbrier and Fayette Counties.
County seat: Hinton [2]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Summers County boundary changes.

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Green Sulphur, West Virginia

The Town of Hinton 

The Town of Lockbridge

Meadow Creek, West Virginia

Sandstone, West Virginia

Neighboring Counties



Summers County Tombstone Transcription Project

Summers County, West Virginia Cemeteries

Political Graveyard.com Summers County West Virginia


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


Land and Property

Local Histories

Cottle, George. History of Forest Hill Community, Summers County, West Virginia. Morgantown, West Virginia, Agricultural Extension Division, n. d. (On-line version).  Xwv 1. Agr 3. 2: C6.

Graham C. History of Clayton Community, Summers County, West Virginia. Morgantown, West Virginia, Agricultural Extension Division, 1923.(On-line version). Xwv 1. Agr 3. 2: G7.

Lively, Lester. History of Summers County''. s. l., n. p., n. d.   975.476 L784 Pam.

Long, Fred. Historic Pence Springs Resort. s. l., n. p., 1983.  917.5476 L848.

Maddy, W. T. History of Marie Community, Summers and Monroe Counties, West Virginia. Morgantown, West Virginia, Agricultural Extension Division, 1925.(On-line version).  Xwv 1. Agr 3. 2: M3.

Miller, James Henry. History of Summers County From the Earliest Settlement to the Present Time. Hinton, West Virginia, n. p., 1908.  975.476 M648.

Nyden, Paul J. Thirty Oral History Transcripts About the New River Region in Fayette, Raleigh and Summers Counties, West Virginia. Beckley, West Virginia, Paul Nyden, 1980.

Summers County World War Veterans. s. l., n. p., n. d.  940.546775 S955 Pam.

Woods, Clee. West Virginia Was Good. Charleston, West Virginia, Mountain State Press, 1984.
975.476 Wood.


Map of 1850 Virginia and West Virginia

Summers County, West Virginia 1895

Map of Summers County West Virginia and Vicinity


West Virginia, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865

Naturalization Records


The Register Herald.com


Summers County, West Virginia Will Books 1854 - 1969

Funeral Homes in Summers County, West Virginia


Vital Records

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


Summers County, Death Records,
Summers County West Virginia Marriage Record Archives
Summers County, West Virginia Deaths 1906-1920 $$
Summers County, West Virginia Obituaries

Societies and Libraries

  Summers County Public Library

Summers County Public Library

Family History Centers

Web Sites

Hands on keyboard.png Genealogy courses: Learn how to research from an expert in Fun Five Minute Genealogy Videos.


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Summers County, West Virginia. Page 746 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).