Place:Nicholas, West Virginia, United States

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Nicholas County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 26,233. Its county seat is Summersville. Nicholas County was created in 1818 by the Virginia General Assembly and named for Virginia Governor Wilson Cary Nicholas.

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Timeline

Date Event Source
1817 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1818 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1818 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1818 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1820 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1820 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1853 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1863 Effective date for move from Virginia to West Virginia Source:Wikipedia
1890 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1820 1,853
1830 3,346
1840 2,515
1850 3,963
1860 4,627
1870 4,458
1880 7,223
1890 9,309
1900 11,403
1910 17,699
1920 20,717
1930 20,686
1940 24,070
1950 27,696
1960 25,414
1970 22,552
1980 28,126
1990 26,775

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Nicholas County, Virginia was created in 1818 by the Virginia General Assembly and named for Virginia Governor Wilson Cary Nicholas. It was formed from parts of Kanawha, Greenbrier and Randolph Counties, and became part of the state of West Virginia when it acheived statehood in 1863.


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