Nicholas County

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Nicholas County is named for Wilson Cary Nicholas, who was a United States Senator and a Governor of Virginia.


Created:  January 30, 1818

County Seat: 

Summersville 1818 – present


County Courthouse – Summersville 


Location:  700 Main Street /  Church Street

Built:  1895 – 1898

Style:  Neo-Classical Revival style

Architect:  F E Davis and H R Davis of Baltimore, Maryland

Contractor:  Fouse and Reich of Parkersburg


Description:  The building faces north and is a two story stone structure. The building is constructed with rough coursed ashlar Gilbert Sandstone in a slightly pink coloration. The north front has a projecting center section with stone framed entrance on the first story and large arched window on the second story. At the top is a pediment. An addition was built in 1940. The architect was Levi J Dean of Huntington and the contractor was Work Project Administration using local labor.


See:  National Register of Historic Places – Nicholas County Courthouse



N – Braxton County and Webster County

E – Greenbrier County

S – Fayette County

W – Clay County














Photos taken 2012