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Welcome to the Summers County

Summers County (2014 population—13,417) is located in the southeastern region of West Virginia, scenically placed between the beautiful Greenbrier and New River Valleys.  The City of Hinton (2013 population—2,588) serves as the county seat and is the sole municipality within Summers County.  The railroad boom of the early 20th century helped to build Hinton and Summers County.  However, the county’s current economy is based primarily on tourism thanks to the Bluestone Dam and Lake along with the Bluestone, Greenbrier, and New Rivers which converge in Hinton.  Further, the New River Gorge National River begins at Hinton and flows northward into neighboring Fayette County.

Summers County is also home to Bluestone State Park, Pipestem Resort, and a number of other facilities that provide lodging, camping, and a variety of recreational activities.  The Hinton Railroad Museum, the Graham House, the Campbell Flanagan Murrell House, and other museums provide glimpses into the county’s history.  The architecture of buildings in Hinton’s nationally-registered historic district is of interest to many.  A solid core of retail stores and professional service providers meet the needs of residents and visitors alike.

Residents of Summers County enjoy a wonderful small town, laid back quality of life.  Service clubs such as the Kiwanis, Lions, Rotary, and Ruritans support a number of community initiatives, school programs, and special events.  The Summers County Library supports the county school system and provides visitors with Internet access and other services.  Several denominations of churches meet the Summers County community’s spiritual needs.

Summers County is served east-west by Interstate 64 and by north and south connections to Interstate 77.  The New River Parkway, when completed, will improve access to Sandstone Falls by upgrading River Road from I-64 near Exit 139 Sandstone into Hinton.  West Virginia Routes 3, 12, 19, 20, and 107 are the primary highways within the county.  Amtrak also provides an important transportation link to Summers County with its Cardinal line from New York to Washington DC to Chicago.  Stops are made three times per week to pick up and disembark passengers at Hinton’s historic Rail Depot.

The Summers County Appalachian Regional Hospital provides a fully-staffed emergency room and a variety of medical services.  Summers County Emergency Services provides ambulance service.  Law enforcement is provided by the Summers County Sheriff’s Department, a detachment of the West Virginia State Police, the City of Hinton’s Police Department and park rangers with the US Army Corps of Engineers, the National Park Service, and the West Virginia Department of Natural Resources.  Similarly, the City of Hinton has a new fully-manned and equipped fire station complemented by six other volunteer fire departments throughout the county.

Summers County’s elected officials and its employees are dedicated to making the county the best possible place to live, work, and visit that it can be.  We are also committed to providing the best public services possible.  We welcome any suggestions you may have for improving this website.

Public Notices


Courthouse Calendar

2021 Schedule for County Commission Sessions

Call-In Instructions for County Commission Sessions

2021-22 County Budget - Special Workshop Sessions

April 14, 2021 - Agenda - Summers County Commission Meeting

March 10, 2021 - Agenda - Summers County Commission Meeting

March 15, 2021 - Agenda - Summers County Fire Board Meeting

February 10, 2021 - Agenda - Summers County Commission Meeting

2021 Courthouse Holidays

2021 Board of Equalization Calendar

February 17, 2021 - Agenda - Enhanced 911 Advisory Board

Application - Summers County Civil Service Deputy

January 13, 2021 - Agenda - Summers County Commission Meeting

January 13, 2021 - Notice of CDBG Public Meeting - Broadband Development

January 8, 2021 - Amended Special Session - Summers County Commission Meeting

January 6, 2021 - Special Session - Summers County Commission Meeting

December 17, 2020 - Special Session - Summers County Commission Meeting

2020 AGENDAS - Summers County Commission

Summers County Records (On-Line Access)

Notice of CDBG Public Meetings - December 9, 2020

November 24, 2020 - Certification of 2020 General Election Results

2020 General Election Results Declared

Felon Voting Rights in West Virginia

Governor's Executive Order 77-20 - Face Covering Amendment

Press Release - Expanding Public Access to the Summers County Courthouse

Grand Jury - November 17, 2020 - Continued

June 15, 2020 - Fire Board Meeting Agenda

Administrative Order - Supreme Court of Appeals - Judicial Emergency Declared

April 1, 2020 - Governor's Executive Order No. 18-20

March 23, 2020 - Declaration of a Local State of Emergency

March 20, 2020 - Governor's Executive Order No. 5-20

March 19, 2020 - COVID-19 Press Release

March 17, 2020 - Press Release - COVID-19

Courthouse Facility Protocol Regarding COVID-19

COVID-19 Press Release

April 21, 2020 - Special Session - Summers County Commission Meeting

2019 Agendas - Summers County Commission Meetings

September 11, 2019 - CDBG Broadband Special Meeting - Summers County Commission

April 16, 2019 - Notice of Special Meeting - Summers County Commission

Notice of Special Session - February 15, 2019 - Summers County Commission

January 3, 2019 Summers Co Building Commission Annual Meeting

Summers County Commission - Comprehensive Plan (Pages 1 - 77)

Summers County Commission - Comprehensive Plan (Pages 78 - 120)

Notice - Jumping Branch-Nimitz PSD