Hinton, West Virginia (WV), the seat of Summers County, was established in 1872 and incorporated as a city in 1897. It was named for John Hinton, an attorney and the husband of Avis Gwinn Hinton, whose family owned the land upon which the town was platted. Hinton is situated downstream of the confluence of the New River and Greenbrier River. It remained a courthouse village until the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway was completed in the 1870s, after which it became a commercial and transportation center.
Lodging near Hinton, West Virginia
Parks & Public Recreation
As a result of its location among state and national parklands, Hinton is a popular tourist destination. The New River Gorge National River and Bluestone National Scenic River are located north and south of the city. Bluestone State Park and the Bluestone Lake Wildlife Management Area straddle Bluestone Lake to the south of town where the New River and Bluestone River join.
Photos of Hinton & Vicinity
Hinton is located at the junction of highways WV-3 and WV-20 approximately 12 miles south of the I-64 expressway at Sandstone, West Virginia, and 30 miles north of I-77 at Princeton, West Virginia.