Summers County, West Virginia Genealogy

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Summers County, West Virginia
Map of West Virginia highlighting Summers County
Location in the state of West Virginia
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Location of West Virginia in the U.S.
Founded 1871
County Seat Hinton

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

County Courthouse

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Summers County
P O Box 97
Hinton, WV 25951

  • County Clerk has birth, marriage, death, probate and land records from 1871
  • Clerk Circuit Cout has div and court records[1]


History of Summers County from the Earliest Settlement to Present Tim (Google ebook) Early History of Summers County Summers County, West Virginia Government Summers County, West Virginia Hinton, Summers County, West Virginia New River Gorge Welcome to Hinton, West Virginia Summers County Cyclopedia Summers County WV Chamber of Commerce

Parent County

1871-Summers County was created 27 February 1871 from Monroe, Mercer, Greenbrier and Fayette Counties.
County seat: Hinton [1]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Summers County boundary changes.

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Green Sulphur, West Virginia

The Town of Hinton 

The Town of Lockbridge

Meadow Creek, West Virginia

Sandstone, West Virginia

Neighboring Counties



Summers County Tombstone Transcription Project


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

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Local Histories

Cottle, George. History of Forest Hill Community, Summers County, West Virginia. Morgantown, West Virginia, Agricultural Extension Division, n. d. (On-line version).  Xwv 1. Agr 3. 2: C6.

Graham C. History of Clayton Community, Summers County, West Virginia. Morgantown, West Virginia, Agricultural Extension Division, 1923.(On-line version). Xwv 1. Agr 3. 2: G7.

Lively, Lester. History of Summers County''. s. l., n. p., n. d.   975.476 L784 Pam.

Long, Fred. Historic Pence Springs Resort. s. l., n. p., 1983.  917.5476 L848.

Maddy, W. T. History of Marie Community, Summers and Monroe Counties, West Virginia. Morgantown, West Virginia, Agricultural Extension Division, 1925.(On-line version).  Xwv 1. Agr 3. 2: M3.

Miller, James Henry. History of Summers County From the Earliest Settlement to the Present Time. Hinton, West Virginia, n. p., 1908.  975.476 M648.

Nyden, Paul J. Thirty Oral History Transcripts About the New River Region in Fayette, Raleigh and Summers Counties, West Virginia. Beckley, West Virginia, Paul Nyden, 1980.

Summers County World War Veterans. s. l., n. p., n. d.  940.546775 S955 Pam.

Woods, Clee. West Virginia Was Good. Charleston, West Virginia, Mountain State Press, 1984.
975.476 Wood.


Map of 1850 Virginia and West Virginia

Summers County, West Virginia 1895

Summers County, West Virginia Map

Map of Summers County West Virginia and Vicinity

Summers County Map


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

Naturalization Records


The Register


Summers County, West Virginia Will Books 1854 - 1969


Vital Records

West Virginia Vital Records: Birth, Death, Marriages  

Summers County, Death Records, USGENWEB

Summers County West Virginia Marriage Record Archives

Summers County, West Virginia Deaths 1906-1920 $$

Societies and Libraries

  Summers County Public Library

Summers County Public Library

Family History Centers

Web Sites

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  1. 1.0 1.1 The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).