Summers County

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Summers County is named for George W Summers, who was a Virginia jurist.


Created:  February 27, 1871

County Seat: 

New River  1871 – 1872

Avis            1872 – 1876

Hinton        1876 – present


County Courthouse – Hinton


Location:  120 Ballengee Street / 2nd Avenue

Built:  1875 – 1876

Style:  Romanesque Revival and Late Victorian

Architect:  James B Peck and John McDonald

Contractor:   James B Peck and John McDonald


Description:  The building faces north and is a two story dark red colored brick structure. The building has two large dark red colored brick octagonal towers on the northwest and northeast corners. The entrance is located in the center with a semi circle trim over the doorway. The building has a hipped roof with small dormer in the slope. The original building was 48 feet square.The building was remodeled in 1893 and 1894 when the octagonal turrets were added at the corners. The architect was Frank Pierce Milburn and the contractor was John C McDonald. An addition on the south side was built in 1923. In the 1930′s, the building was further extended.


See:  National Register of Historic Places – Summers County Courthouse



N – Fayette County and Greenbrier County

E – Monroe County

S – Mercer County

W – Raleigh County

















Photos taken 2012