Summersville


Summersville

      town, seat of Nicholas county, south-central West Virginia, U.S. It lies near the Gauley River, 45 miles (72 km) east of Charleston. Founded on Peters Creek in 1824, it was named for Judge Lewis Summers, who introduced the bill that created Nicholas county. During the American Civil War, Nancy Hart, the noted Confederate spy, led an attack upon the town (July 1861), capturing a Union force and burning most of the buildings. She was later captured but escaped to Confederate lines; she returned to settle in the area after the war. Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State Park, 10 miles (16 km) southwest on the banks of the Gauley River, is the site of another Civil War engagement (September 10, 1861) where Union troops, led by General William S. Rosecrans, defeated a Confederate force under Brigadier General John B. Floyd.

      Furniture, paper and wood products, concrete blocks, and coal are the economic mainstays, although the tourist and recreational sector is also growing in importance. The Nicholas county centre of Glenville State College is located there. Summersville Lake was dammed (1966) on the Gauley River for flood control and recreation. Part of Monongahela National Forest is east of the city. Pop. (1990) 2,906; (2000) 3,294.

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