Nicholas County, West Virginia

Nicholas County, West Virginia, Court House, Summersville, New River Gorge Region
Courthouse, Nicholas County, West Virginia

Nicholas County, in central West Virginia (WV), was established in 1818 and named for Virginia governor Wilson Cary Nicholas. Its county seat is at Summersville. Large parts of Nicholas County are forested, particularly in the Allegheny Mountains region in the east, much of which is managed by the U.S. Forest Service. The central part of the county is in farmland. Tourism is a chief industry in the area of Summersville Lake and in and around its state and national parklands.

Nicholas County is bounded and traversed by six rivers — the Birch, Cherry, Gauley, MeadowWilliams, and Cranberry. As of the 2010 census, its population of Nicholas County was 23,233.

Cities & Towns in Nicholas County

Belva, West Virginia
Birch Village, West Virginia
Calvin, West Virginia
Canvas, West Virginia
Cottle, West Virginia
Craigsville, West Virginia
Dixie, West Virginia
Drennen, West Virginia
Fenwick, West Virginia
Gilboa, West Virginia
Grassy Falls, West Virginia
Harriet, West Virginia
Hominy Falls, West Virginia
Jetsville, West Virginia
Kirkwood, West Virginia
Leivasy, West Virginia
Lockwood, West Virginia
Mount Lookout, West Virginia
Mount Nebo, West Virginia
Muddlety, West Virginia
Nettie, West Virginia
Richwood, West Virginia
Runa, West Virginia
Snow Hill, West Virginia
Summersville, West Virginia
Swiss, West Virginia
Tioga, West Virginia

Parks & Public Recreation Facilities

Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State Park
Gauley River National Recreation Area
Monongahela National Forest
Nicholas County Veterans Memorial Park
Summersville Lake Wildlife Management Area

Nicholas County Historic Landmarks

Carnifex Ferry Battlefield (Kesslers Cross Lanes, WV)

Regional Information for Nicholas County, West Virginia

Further information on lodging, dining, and recreation in Nicholas County may be found in our guide to travel in the New River Gorge Region of southern West Virginia, in which Nicholas County is located. The western mountains of the county are located in the Allegheny Highlands Region, in which travel informationn may also be found.

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