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The County Coordinator for Nicholas County is Rick Greathouse.
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dschwartz on 2016/3/19 17:51:15 (259)

Rick, I am sending you an attachment by email of My Grandpa Jacob Schwartz obituary. He, along with his bro. David Schwartz, their sister Mary, also my dad, Leo Lee Schwartz & my bro. Van Jacob were all buried in the Simms cemetery.

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A Quick Overview
Nicholas County was formed in 1818 from Greenbrier, Kanawha, and Randolph. It was named for Wilson Cary Nicholas, Governor of Virginia 1814-1816.

County seat is Summersville which was established in 1824 and named for Judge Lewis Summers who help create the county. Summersville was a major crossroads in the old historic Pocohontas Trail.

In July, 1861, a Confederate spy named Nancy Hart led an attack on Summersville which captured the Union forces and their leader, Captain Starr. Most of the town was burned.

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