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Summersville, West Virginia

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Welcome to Summersville ...

The town of Summersville is located in Nicholas County and is the County Seat for Nicholas County.

The location of Summersville has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Summersville has a population of 3,361 people<2> (see below for details).

Summersville is 1,890 feet [576 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Summersville lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Summersville: (304) & (681)<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Summersville had a population of 3,572 people (which is 13.62% of the total population of Nicholas County). This makes Summersville the county's most populous community.

The population of Summersville represents 0.19% of the total population of West Virginia (which has 1,852,994 people), making it the state's 35th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,572 people, the population of Summersville increased 8.44% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 3,294 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Summersville had an population of 3,361 people. This is a decrease of 5.91% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 2.03% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Summersville.

Communities near Summersville ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are driving.<5>.

Community   2017
Ansted   [Map]   1,353   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Beaver   [Map]   ---   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Camden-on-Gauley   [Map]   148   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Clay   [Map]   456   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Cowen   [Map]   482   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Craigsville   [Map]   ---   E   10 miles [16.1 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Summersville.

Communities Also Named Summersville ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 5 communities that are also named Summersville - they are located in Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri, Ohio and Tennessee.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Summersville.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Summersville. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Summersville. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Summersville.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Summersville:

Websites for Summersville ...

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TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Summersville ...

Looking for more information about Summersville? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Summersville, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Summersville.

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Footnotes ...

<1>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.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Summersville.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Summersville - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Summersville) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Summersville. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Summersville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Summersville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.2843, Longitude: -80.8415     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Summersville have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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