Summers county west virginia

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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.

Local Government Announcements

August 21, 2017 - Notice of Special Election - Roads to Prosperity

August 21, 2017 Request for Sealed Bids for County Vehicles 

August 21, 2017 - Early Absentee Information for Special Election

August 21, 2017 - Voters Registration Deadline

August 17, 2017 Special Session - Commission

August 13, 2017 Agenda - Summers County Commission

July 26, 2017 Special Session - Commission

July 12, 2017 - Agenda - Summers County Commission

June 29, 2017- Special Meeting - Summers County Commission

June 14, 2017 Agenda - Summers County Commission

May, 15, 2017 - Notice of Special Session 

May 10, 2017 - Agenda - Summers County Commission 

May 3 Career and Resource Fair 

April 28 2017 - Notice of Special Meeting

April 18 2017 - Special Meeting - Lay of Levy Workshop

April 12 2017 - Agenda - Summers County Commission

April 10 2017 - Special Meeting - Fire Fee Ordinance

March 28, 2017 Notice of Special Meeting

March 8, 2017 Commission Agenda

Summers County Fire Board

Notice of Workshop Session/Fire Board

Fire Board Meeting regular session 

Fire Board Meeting Special session

Summers County Adult Education program hosting a Job Fair 

Request for sealed bids - Bus

February 8, 2017 Commission AgendaSummers Co. Adult

Jumping Branch Nimitz Public Meeting

Press Release - Regarding Summers Co. Fire Service Fee Ordinance

January 31, 2017 Commission Workshop Session

January 24, 2017 Commission Special Session

January 11, 2017 Commission Agenda

December 21, 2016 Commission Special Session

December 14, 2016 Commission Agenda

November 14, 2016Commission Special Session

November 9, 2016 Commission Agenda

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