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Our Genealogy Helper for Summersville ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Summersville (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Summersville. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Summersville is located in Nicholas County and is the County Seat.

To see how the shape of West Virginia's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Nicholas County: Braxton, Clay, Fayette, Greenbrier, Kanawha & Webster.

Below are the counties that are near Summersville. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Summersville:

  • Nicholas County     (The home county of Summersville)
    • Morrison [Nicholas County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morrison
      • Morrison [Nicholas County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Summersville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morrison have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Zela [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Zela
      • Zela [Nicholas County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Summersville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zela
    • Muddlety [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Muddlety
      • Muddlety [Nicholas County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Summersville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Muddlety
    • Nettie [Nicholas County]
    • Odell Town [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Odell Town
      • Odell Town [Nicholas County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Summersville
      • Odell Town has also been known as:
      • Odell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Odell Town
    • Beaver [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaver
      • Beaver [Nicholas County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Summersville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaver
    • Snow Hill [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Snow Hill
      • Snow Hill [Nicholas County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Summersville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Snow Hill
    • Tolbert [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tolbert
      • Tolbert [Nicholas County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Summersville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tolbert
    • Craigsville [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Craigsville
      • Craigsville [Nicholas County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Summersville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Craigsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Craigsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Craigsville<3>
    • Tioga [Nicholas County]
    • Carl [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carl
      • Carl [Nicholas County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Summersville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carl have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carl
    • Birch River [Nicholas County]
    • Peaser Junction [Nicholas County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peaser Junction
      • Peaser Junction [Nicholas County] was located 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Summersville
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Peaser Junction. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
  • Braxton County
    • Strange Creek [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Strange Creek
      • Strange Creek [Braxton County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Summersville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Strange Creek
    • Canfield [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canfield
      • Canfield [Braxton County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Summersville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canfield
    • Little Birch [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Birch
      • Little Birch [Braxton County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Summersville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Birch
    • Clem [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clem
      • Clem [Braxton County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Summersville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clem
    • Frametown [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frametown
      • Frametown [Braxton County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Summersville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frametown
    • Elmira [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elmira
      • Elmira [Braxton County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Summersville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elmira have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elmira
    • Gassaway [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gassaway
      • Gassaway [Braxton County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Summersville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 816 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gassaway
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gassaway<3>
    • Sutton [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sutton
      • Sutton [Braxton County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Summersville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 969 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sutton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sutton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sutton<3>
    • Wilsie [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilsie
      • Wilsie [Braxton County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Summersville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilsie
    • Flatwoods [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flatwoods
      • Flatwoods [Braxton County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the north of Summersville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 258 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flatwoods have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flatwoods
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Flatwoods<3>
    • Exchange [Braxton County]
    • Heaters [Braxton County]
  • Calhoun County
    • Mudfork [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mudfork
      • Mudfork [Calhoun County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Summersville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mudfork
    • Stinson [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stinson
      • Stinson [Calhoun County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Summersville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stinson
    • Walnut [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walnut
      • Walnut [Calhoun County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Summersville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walnut
  • Clay County
    • Widen [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Widen
      • Widen [Clay County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Summersville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Widen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Widen
    • Harrison [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harrison
      • Harrison [Clay County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Summersville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrison
    • Clay [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clay
      • Clay [Clay County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Summersville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 430 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clay
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clay<3>
    • Hartland [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hartland
      • Hartland [Clay County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Summersville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hartland
    • Elkhurst [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elkhurst
      • Elkhurst [Clay County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Summersville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elkhurst have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elkhurst
    • Valley Fork [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valley Fork
      • Valley Fork [Clay County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Summersville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valley Fork
    • Procious [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Procious
      • Procious [Clay County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Summersville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Procious
  • Fayette County
    • Clifty [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clifty
      • Clifty [Fayette County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Summersville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clifty
    • Lookout [Fayette County]
    • Ansted [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ansted
      • Ansted [Fayette County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Summersville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,300 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ansted have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ansted
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ansted<3>
    • Hilton Village [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hilton Village
      • Hilton Village [Fayette County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Summersville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hilton Village
    • Lansing [Fayette County]
    • Clifftop [Fayette County]
    • Kaymoor [Fayette County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kaymoor
      • Kaymoor [Fayette County] was located 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Summersville
    • Beckwith [Fayette County]
    • Fayetteville [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fayetteville
      • Fayetteville [Fayette County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Summersville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,684 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fayetteville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fayetteville<3>
    • Garten [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garten
      • Garten [Fayette County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Summersville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garten
    • Gauley Bridge [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gauley Bridge
      • Gauley Bridge [Fayette County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Summersville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 545 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gauley Bridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gauley Bridge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gauley Bridge<3>
    • Maywood [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maywood
      • Maywood [Fayette County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Summersville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maywood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maywood
    • Dempsey [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dempsey
      • Dempsey [Fayette County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Summersville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dempsey
  • Greenbrier County
    • Brushy Junction [Greenbrier County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brushy Junction
      • Brushy Junction [Greenbrier County] was located 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Summersville
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Brushy Junction. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Lile [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lile
      • Lile [Greenbrier County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Summersville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lile have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lile
    • Crichton [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crichton
      • Crichton [Greenbrier County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Summersville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crichton
    • Quinwood [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quinwood
      • Quinwood [Greenbrier County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Summersville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 260 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quinwood
    • Orient Hill [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orient Hill
      • Orient Hill [Greenbrier County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Summersville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orient Hill
    • Charmco [Greenbrier County]
    • Hines [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hines
      • Hines [Greenbrier County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Summersville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hines
    • McRoss [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McRoss
      • McRoss [Greenbrier County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Summersville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McRoss
    • Rainelle [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rainelle
      • Rainelle [Greenbrier County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Summersville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,516 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rainelle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rainelle<3>
    • Rupert [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rupert
      • Rupert [Greenbrier County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Summersville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 880 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rupert
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rupert<3>
    • Crawley [Greenbrier County]
    • Kieffer [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kieffer
      • Kieffer [Greenbrier County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Summersville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kieffer
    • Vale [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vale
      • Vale [Greenbrier County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Summersville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vale
  • Kanawha County
    • Handley [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Handley
      • Handley [Kanawha County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Summersville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 309 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Handley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Handley
    • Hollygrove [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hollygrove
      • Hollygrove [Kanawha County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Summersville
      • Hollygrove has also been known as:
      • Hollygrove Station
      • Hudnall
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hollygrove
    • Pratt [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pratt
      • Pratt [Kanawha County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Summersville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 552 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pratt have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pratt
    • Clendenin [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clendenin
      • Clendenin [Kanawha County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Summersville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,098 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clendenin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clendenin<3>
    • Cedar Grove [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Grove
      • Cedar Grove [Kanawha County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the west of Summersville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 897 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Grove
    • Glasgow [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glasgow
      • Glasgow [Kanawha County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the west of Summersville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 823 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glasgow have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glasgow
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glasgow<3>
    • East Bank [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Bank
      • East Bank [Kanawha County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the west of Summersville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 857 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Bank have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Bank
    • Elkview [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elkview
      • Elkview [Kanawha County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the west of Summersville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elkview have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elkview
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elkview<3>
    • Belle [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belle
      • Belle [Kanawha County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the west of Summersville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,108 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belle<3>
    • Chesapeake [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chesapeake
      • Chesapeake [Kanawha County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the west of Summersville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,393 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chesapeake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chesapeake
    • Malden [Kanawha County]
    • Marmet [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marmet
      • Marmet [Kanawha County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the west of Summersville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,351 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marmet have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marmet
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marmet<3>
  • Pocahontas County
    • Hillsboro [Pocahontas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillsboro
      • Hillsboro [Pocahontas County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the east of Summersville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 236 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillsboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillsboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hillsboro<3>
    • Buckeye [Pocahontas County]
    • Slaty Fork [Pocahontas County]
  • Raleigh County
    • Daniels [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Daniels
      • Daniels [Raleigh County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the south of Summersville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Daniels have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Daniels
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Daniels<3>
    • Beaver [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaver
      • Beaver [Raleigh County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Summersville
      • Former name for Beaver:
      • Glen Hedrick
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaver
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beaver<3>
    • Beckley [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beckley
      • Beckley [Raleigh County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Summersville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,805 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beckley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beckley<3>
    • Harper [Raleigh County]
    • Mabscott [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mabscott
      • Mabscott [Raleigh County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Summersville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,251 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mabscott have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mabscott
  • Roane County
    • Pigeon [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pigeon
      • Pigeon [Roane County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Summersville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pigeon
  • Summers County
  • Webster County
    • Camden-on-Gauley [Webster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camden-on-Gauley
      • Camden-on-Gauley [Webster County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Summersville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 143 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Camden-on-Gauley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camden-on-Gauley
    • Welch Glade [Webster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Welch Glade
      • Welch Glade [Webster County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Summersville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Welch Glade
    • Cowen [Webster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cowen
      • Cowen [Webster County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northeast of Summersville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 463 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cowen
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cowen<3>
    • Upperglade [Webster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Upperglade
      • Upperglade [Webster County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Summersville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Upperglade
    • Erbacon [Webster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Erbacon
      • Erbacon [Webster County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Summersville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Erbacon
    • Excelsior [Webster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Excelsior
      • Excelsior [Webster County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Summersville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Excelsior
    • Addison [Webster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Addison
      • Addison [Webster County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Summersville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 660 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Addison have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Addison
    • Big Run [Webster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Run
      • Big Run [Webster County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Summersville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Run
    • Hacker Valley [Webster County]
    • Cleveland [Webster County]

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Summersville, see our County-by-County Page for Summersville.

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Summersville ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 14 newspapers that have been published in the area around Summersville.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Summersville. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Summersville and those printed in the larger area surrounding Summersville.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 17 miles [27.4 km] of Summersville.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These helpful websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Summersville:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from West Virginia

Cemeteries Near Summersville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Summersville.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Summersville covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Catholic Church Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Catholic Church Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Catholic Church Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Catholic Church Cemetery
  • Groves Cemetery
  • Mt. Union Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Union Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Union Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Union Cemetery
  • Duling Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Duling Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Duling Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Duling Cemetery
  • Dotson - Simpson Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Dotson - Simpson Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Dotson - Simpson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dotson - Simpson Cemetery
  • Zoar Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Zoar Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Zoar Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zoar Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Fowlers Knob Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Fowlers Knob Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Fowlers Knob Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fowlers Knob Cemetery
    • McCutchin Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the McCutchin Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the McCutchin Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McCutchin Cemetery
    • Bethel Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bethel Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bethel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Bethel Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Summersville.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethel Cemetery
    • Gilgal Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Gilgal Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Gilgal Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Gilgal Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Summersville.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gilgal Cemetery
    • Keenan Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Keenan Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Keenan Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Keenan Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Summersville.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keenan Cemetery
    • Hickory Grove Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hickory Grove Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hickory Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Hickory Grove Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Summersville.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory Grove Cemetery
    • Dixon Chapel Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Dixon Chapel Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Dixon Chapel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Dixon Chapel Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Summersville.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dixon Chapel Cemetery
    • Ward Road Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ward Road Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ward Road Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Ward Road Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Summersville.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ward Road Cemetery
    • Mt. Lookout Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Lookout Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Lookout Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Mt. Lookout Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Summersville.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Lookout Cemetery

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<6>

While we didn't find Summersville in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Summersville.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Summersville, with the one closest to Summersville listed first.

  • Enon [Nicholas County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Enon
    • Enon [Nicholas County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Summersville
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 25 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Enon had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Enon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Enon
  • Gilboa [Nicholas County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gilboa
    • Gilboa [Nicholas County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Summersville
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Gilboa had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gilboa have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gilboa
  • Keslers Cross Lanes [Nicholas County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keslers Cross Lanes
    • Keslers Cross Lanes [Nicholas County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Summersville
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 59 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Keslers Cross Lanes had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Keslers Cross Lanes have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keslers Cross Lanes
  • Mount Nebo [Nicholas County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Nebo
    • Mount Nebo [Nicholas County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Summersville
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Mount Nebo had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Nebo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Nebo
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Nebo<3>
  • Zela [Nicholas County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Zela
    • Zela [Nicholas County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Summersville
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 7 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Zela had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zela
  • Persinger [Nicholas County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Persinger
    • Persinger [Nicholas County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Summersville
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 26 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Persinger had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Persinger have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Persinger
  • Continue List ...
    • Hookersville [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hookersville
      • Hookersville [Nicholas County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Summersville
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 42 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Hookersville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hookersville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hookersville
    • Muddlety [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Muddlety
      • Muddlety [Nicholas County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Summersville
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Muddlety had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Muddlety
    • Tipton [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tipton
      • Tipton [Nicholas County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Summersville
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Tipton had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tipton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tipton
    • Fowler Knob [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fowler Knob
      • Fowler Knob [Nicholas County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Summersville
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 223 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Fowler Knob had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fowler Knob have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fowler Knob
    • Mount Lookout [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Lookout
      • Mount Lookout [Nicholas County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Summersville
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Mount Lookout had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Lookout have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Lookout
    • Pool [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pool
      • Pool [Nicholas County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Summersville
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Pool had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pool have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pool
    • Ophelia [Nicholas County] - Historic
      • While Ophelia was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ophelia
      • Ophelia [Nicholas County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Summersville
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Ophelia had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ophelia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Albion [Nicholas County] - Historic
      • While Albion was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Albion
      • Albion [Nicholas County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Summersville
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Albion had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Albion have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Leander [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leander
      • Leander [Fayette County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Summersville
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Leander had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leander have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leander

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Summersville. See our List of 1890's Communities around Summersville.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Summersville ...

While our initial data about Summersville came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Summersville in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Summersville.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Rand McNally Map of West Virginia (1911)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

Shell Oil Road Map for West Virginia (1956)
Published by Shell Oil Company

We have found Summersville in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Summersville for more information.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Summersville. See our Misc Page for Summersville for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community in West Virginia

About Nicholas County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Summersville: www.summersville.org/

The official website for State of West Virginia: https://www.wv.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Summersville) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Summersville. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from SummersvilleOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Summersville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.2811, Longitude: -80.8526    
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<5>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<6>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Summersville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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