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The Cities and communities of Summers County, West Virginia *
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& Facts about Summers County, West Virginia
The first Europeans came to this
area in the late 1650's when Colonel Abraham Wood came to trade with the Monetan
Indians. Until the mid-1800's very few families or settlers came to the New
River Gorge area. Two families, those of Isaac Ballengee and John Hinton settled
in the Hinton area and were instrumental in the success of Summers County. The
Ballengee's sold land to the Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad to enable the railroad
to come into the area and plan a community. John Hinton could be considered
the founder of Summers County and also laid out the town of Hinton. The legend
of John Henry lives on in Talcott where the famous feud between man and machine
was said to have occurred.
Summers County Convention and Visitors Bureau
206 Temple Street
Hinton, WV 25951
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