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Revision as of 15:39, 22 February 2012

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United States Gotoarrow.png West Virginia Gotoarrow.png Nicholas County

County Courthouse

  • Nicholas County, West Virginia Courthouse.JPG
     Nicholas County

700 Main Street

Summersville, WV 26651


  • County Clerk has bir records from 1855
  • Marriage and Land Records from 1812
  • Death records from 1890
  • Probate from 1880
  • Clerk Circuit Court has divorce and Court Records


Parent County

1818--Nicholas County was created 30 January 1818 from Kanawha, Greenbrier and Randolph Counties.
County seat: Summersville [1]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Nicholas County boundary changes.

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties



Census For tips on accessing Nicholas County, West Virginia Genealogy census records online, see: West Virginia Census.

Join us in indexing the 1940 Census


Local Histories


Map of 1850 Virginia and West Virginia


Revolutionary War
  • Rejected or Suspended Applications for Revolutionary War Pensions. Washington, D.C., 1852. Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1969, and 1991. Reprints include "an Added Index to States." FHL Book 973 M24ur; digital version at Ancestry ($). [Includes veterans from this county; Virginia section begins on page 238.]

West Virginia, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865


West Virgina, Naturalization Records, 1814-1991



West Virginia Will Books


Vital Records

West Virginia Vital Records - Birth - Death - Marriages. See also How to order West Virginia Vital Records or order electronically online.

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

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Family History Hall of Fame
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  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).