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Welcome to Summersville ...

The town of Summersville is located in Nicholas County<1> and is the County Seat for Nicholas County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Summersville has a population of 3,274 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Summersville.

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>

The ZIP code for Summersville: 26651<5>

Websites for Summersville ...

Official Website: www.summersville.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Summersville had an population of 3,274 people. This is a decrease of 8.34% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 0.61% since the 2000 Census).

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 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).

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

Adding Summersville to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Summersville in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Summersville elsewhere: The earliest map where we found it was on a Rand McNally Map of West Virginia (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Summersville on our Genealogy Page.

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.

Communities near Summersville ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Summersville.

  • Richwood [Nicholas County]
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    • Richwood [Nicholas County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the east of Summersville
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,855 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Richwood have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richwood
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Richwood<8>
  • Ansted [Fayette County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ansted
    • Ansted [Fayette County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Summersville
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,305 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ansted have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ansted
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ansted<8>
  • Cowen [Webster County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cowen
    • Cowen [Webster County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northeast of Summersville
    • Estimated population in 2019: 468 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cowen
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cowen<8>
  • Clay [Clay County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clay
    • Clay [Clay County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northwest of Summersville
    • Estimated population in 2019: 441 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clay
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clay<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Quinwood [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quinwood
      • Quinwood [Greenbrier County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the southeast of Summersville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 263 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quinwood
    • 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]<6> to the northeast of Summersville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 145 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Camden-on-Gauley have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camden-on-Gauley
    • Morrison [Nicholas County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morrison
      • Morrison [Nicholas County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the southwest of Summersville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morrison have been provided by the GNIS.<7> 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]<6> 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]<6> to the north of Summersville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Muddlety
    • Nettie [Nicholas County]

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Summersville. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Summersville.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Summersville.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Summersville. See our Newspapers Page for Summersville.

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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Nicholas County

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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>If you're interested in how the shape of West Virginia's counties, including Nicholas, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Summersville.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Summersville - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Summersville). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Summersville or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>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, 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: 38.2811, Longitude: -80.8526    
<7>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.
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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