Nicholas County is named for Wilson Cary Nicholas, who was a United States Senator and a Governor of Virginia.
Created: January 30, 1818
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
S – Fayette County
W – Clay County
Photos taken 2012