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The County Coordinator for Nicholas County is Rick Greathouse.
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Rick Greathouse on 2013/3/21 19:39:59 (1934)

Nicholas County Historical Society is seeking to locate and document every cemetery and burial site in Nicholas County, with the goal being to publish a book of Nicholas County Cemeteries and Burial Sites by September 2013. We have nearly, if not more than, 500 documented sites to date.

We have been in, on, over, through, nearly every hill, hollow, cow pasture, woodland, knoll, home place, in the county.

We are seeking to

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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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