Nicholas County

Nicholas County is located in central West Virginia. The population in 2010 was 26,233 and the county seat is Summersville.  At the beginning of the 20th Century, this was one of the world’s largest logging areas.  Richwood had the world’s largest sawmill.  After the 4-lane Corridor L (Rt 19) was finished, the area saw a boom in outdoor recreation tied to Summersville Lake.  

 

Major cities in Nicholas County include Summersville, Richwood, Craigsville, and Belva.

http://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/1670 

 

GOOGLE EARTH MAP OF ALL MARKERS – NICHOLAS COUNTY

 


BETHEL UNITED

METHODIST CHURCH

LOCATION: RT 129, POE, APPX 3 MILES SOUTH-EAST OF DRENNAN AND APPX 3 MILES NORTH-WEST OF KESLERS CROSS LANES, AT CHURCH SITE

GPS:

38* 15′ 07″ N, 80* 57′ 55″ W

38.252063 N, 80.965555 W

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CARNIFEX FERRY

LOCATION: CARNIFEX FERRY BATTLEFIELD STATE PARK, CR 23, APPX 2 MILES SOUTH OF KESLERS CROSS LANES, LOCATED AT SOUTH END OF ACTUAL BATTLEFIELD

GPS:

38* 12′ 24″ N, 80* 56′ 20″ W

38.206894 N, 80.939038 W

NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES

eWV ENCYCLOPEDIA – BATTLE OF CARNIFEX FERRY

eWV ENCYCLOPEDIA – CARNIFEX FERRY STATE PARK

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CROSS LANES BATTLE

LOCATION: RT 129, KESLERS CROSS LANES, APPX 1/4 MILE NORTH OF POST OFFICE, SITUATED NEXT TO FIRST NICHOLAS COUNTY COURT / KESLERS CROSS LANES MARKER

GPS:

38* 14′ 00″ N, 80* 56′ 04″ W

38.233394 N, 80.934623 W

eWV ENCYCLOPEDIA – BATTLE OF CROSS LANES

WIKIPEDIA – BATTLE OF CROSS LANES

MICHAEL KLEEN ARTICLE

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CRUPPERNECK BEND

LOCATION: RT 20, APPX 2-1/4 MILES SOUTH OF CRAIGSVILLE AND RT 20 / RT 55 SPLIT

GPS:

38* 18′ 14″ N, 80* 38′ 58″ W

38.304067 N, 80.649522 W

eWV ENCYCLOPEDIA – GAULEY RIVER

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FIGHT AT RAMSEY’S FORT

LOCATION: RT 129, KESLERS CROSS LANES, APPX 100 YARDS NORTH OF ENTRANCE TO CARNIFEX FERRY BATTLEFIELD STATE PARK, APPX 1/2 MILE SOUTH OF POST OFFICE

GPS:

38* 13′ 20″ N, 80* 55′ 55″ W

38.222488 N, 80.932016 W

THECLIO – RAMSEY’S FORT

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FIRST NICHOLAS

COUNTY COURTHOUSE /

KESLERS CROSS LANES

LOCATION: RT 129, KESLERS CROSS LANES, APPX 1/4 MILE NORTH OF POST OFFICE, SITUATED NEXT TO CROSS LANES BATTLE MARKER

GPS:

38* 14′ 00″ N, 80* 56′ 04″ W

38.233387 N, 80.934665 W

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HAWK’S NEST TUNNEL

DISASTER WORKERS’

GRAVE SITE

LOCATION: WHIPPORWILL ROAD, 50 FEET WEST OF RT 19, APPX 1/2 MILE SOUTH OF SUMMERSVILLE LAKE BRIDGE, APPX 3 MILES NORTH OF RT 129. STONE MONUMENT LOCATED 300 YARDS PAST MARKER ON HILLTOP DRIVE

GPS:

38* 13′ 56″ N, 80* 51′ 03″ W

38.232287 N, 80.850871 W

eWV ENCYCLOPEDIA – HAWK’S NEST TUNNEL DISASTER

NATIONAL PARK SERVICE – HAWK’S NEST TUNNEL

WIKIPEDIA – HAWK’S NEST TUNNEL DISASTER

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HUGHES’ FERRY / BRIDGE

LOCATION: OLD MT NEBO ROAD (OLD RT 19), APPX 200 YARDS EAST OF RT 19, JUST SOUTH OF SUMMERSVILLE LAKE BRIDGE, MIDWAY BETWEEN MT NEBO AND SUMMERSVILLE

GPS:

38* 14′ 06″ N, 80* 50′ 59″ W

38.235254 N, 80.849838 W

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LEIVASY

LOCATION: RT 20, LEIVASY, APPX 100 YARDS SOUTH OF POST OFFICE, APPX 5 MILES SOUTH OF NETTIE AND RT 39

GPS:

38* 09′ 37″ N, 80* 41′ 27″ W

38.160413 N, 80.690906 W

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MIRACLE AT HOMINY FALLS

LOCATION: (APPX) RT 20, JUST SOUTH OF LEIVASY AT CR13

(?? HOMINY FALLS IS APPX 2 MILES WEST ON CR 13)

GPS: (RT 20 / CR 13 JUNCTION)

38* 09′ 19″ N, 80* 41′ 25″ W

38.155521 N, 80.690388 W

eWV ENCYCLOPEDIA

BECKLEY REGISTER-HERALD

WV ARCHIVES AND HISTORY – ACCIDENT REPORT

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MORRIS MASSACRE

LOCATION: RT 39, APPX 2-1/2 MILES WEST OF DRENNAN, ACROSS FROM FAIRVIEW BAPTIST CHURCH

NOTE: GRAVES TO LEFT OF POND, HIDDEN BY TREES – PARK AT CHURCH AND WALK DOWN LANE TO LEFT

GPS:

38* 15′ 28″ N, 81* 01′ 43″ W

38.257825 N, 81.028694 W

NICHOLAS COUNTY HISTORY WEBSITE ACCOUNT

DAR ACCOUNT OF MASSACRE

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NANCY HART’S CAPTURE

LOCATION: SUMMERSVILLE, MAIN STREET AT CHURCH STREET, IN FRONT OF COURTHOUSE

GPS:

38* 16′ 51″ N, 80* 51′ 04″ W

38.281012 N, 80.851137 W

eWV ENCYCLOPEDIA – NANCY HART

WIKIPEDIA – NANCY HART DOUGLAS

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NORTH AND SOUTH

LOCATION: DRENNAN, CORNER OF RT 39 AND RT 129, APPX 11 MILES WEST OF SUMMERSVILLE

GPS:

38* 16′ 13″ N, 80* 59′ 54″ W

38.270464 N, 80.998341 W

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PIONEER SCHOOL

LOCATION: ZELA, RT 39 AT CR 19/28 (COUNTRY ROAD), APPX 4 MILES EAST OF DRENNAN AND RT 129, APPX 7 MILES WEST OF SUMMERSVILLE

GPS:

38* 17′ 14″ N, 80* 56′ 56″ W

38.287258 N, 80.948912 W

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RAID ON SUMMERSVILLE

LOCATION: SUMMERSVILLE, RT 39 (ARBUCKLE ROAD) APPX 150 YARDS WEST OF RT 19

GPS:

38* 16′ 36″ N, 80* 50′ 18″ W

38.276789 N, 80.838347 W

WV PUBLIC BROADCASTING

https://theclio.com/entry/96519

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SUMMERSVILLE

LOCATION: DOWNTOWN SUMMERSVILLE, MAIN STREET IN FRONT OF COURTHOUSE

GPS:

38* 16′ 51″ N, 80* 51′ 05″ W

38.281020 N, 80.851473 W

eWV ENCYCLOPEDIA – SUMMERSVILLE

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YOUNG’S MONUMENT

LOCATION: ROADSIDE SCENIC OVERLOOK, RT 19, APPX 13 MILES NORTH OF DOWNTOWN SUMMERSVILLE, NORTHBOUND SIDE

** NOTE: GRAVE IS APPX 1 MILE SOUTH AT TOP OF MOUNTAIN, YOUNG’S MONUMENT ROAD APPX 3/10 MILE WEST **

GPS: (MARKER)

38* 27′ 47″ N, 80* 46′ 58″ W

38.463261 N, 80.782863 W

GENEALOGY BIOGRAPHY – HENRY YOUNG

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ZOAR BAPTIST CHURCH

LOCATION: RT 129, KESLERS CROSS LANES AT CHURCH SITE, APPX 1/4 MILE WEST OF 90-DEGREE CORNER IN RT 129

NOTE: OLD PHOTO HAS MARKER AT 90-DEGREE TURN AT JUNCTION WITH WHITEWATER ROAD ??? **

GPS:

38* 14′ 03″ N, 80* 56′ 20″ W

38.234416 N, 80. 939069 W

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NICHOLAS COUNTY /

BRAXTON COUNTY

LOCATION: RT 19, APPX 7 MILES SOUTH OF I-79 EXIT 57, APPX 20 MILES NORTH OF SUMMERSVILLE

** REMOVED WHEN RT 19 EXPANDED TO 4-LANES **

GPS: (COUNTY LINE)

38* 32′ 03″ N, 80* 43′ 20″ W

38.534346 N, 80.722442 W

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NICHOLAS COUNTY /

CLAY COUNTY

LOCATION: RT 16, APPX 200 YARDS SOUTH OF BENTREE, APPX 5 MILES NORTH OF BELVA

GPS:

38* 16′ 55″ N, 81* 11′ 28″ W

38.282067 N, 81.191116 W

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NICHOLAS COUNTY /

FAYETTE COUNTY

LOCATION: RT 19, APPX 5 MILES SOUTH OF MY NEBO, APPX 5 MILES NORTH OF HICO AND RT 60

** REMOVED WHEN RT 19 EXPANDED TO 4 LANES **

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GPS: (COUNTY LINE)

38* 09′ 07″ N, 80* 55′ 31″ W

38.152064 N, 80.925433 W


NICHOLAS COUNTY /

FAYETTE COUNTY

LOCATION: RT 39, BELVA, APPX 100 YARDS EAST OF RT 16 AT EAST END OF BRIDGE

** MISSING **

GPS:

38* 13′ 47″ N, 81* 11′ 36″ W

38.229757 N, 81.193384 W

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NICHOLAS COUNTY /

GREENBRIER COUNTY

LOCATION: RT 39 / RT 55, APPX 5-1/2 MILES EAST OF RICHWOOD

GPS:

38* 14′ 39″ N, 80* 27′ 53″ W

38.244204 N, 80.464902 W

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NICHOLAS COUNTY /

GREENBRIER COUNTY

LOCATION: RT 20, APPX 7 MILES SOUTH OF LEIVASY, APPX 2 MILES NORTH OF QUINWOOD

GPS:

38* 04′ 56″ N, 80* 42′ 29″ W

38.082311 N, 80.708188 W

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NICHOLAS COUNTY /

WEBSTER COUNTY

LOCATION: RT 20, JUST WEST OF CAMDEN ON GAULEY, APPX 100 YARDS EAST OF CR 11 (STROUDS RUN ROAD)

GPS:

38* 21′ 51″ N, 80* 36′ 47″ W

38.364397 N, 80.613166 W

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