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1761

Wilson Cary Nicholas was born

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1775

William Morris claimed lands in Nicholas County

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1791

Henry Morris moved to Nicholas County and built a cabin

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1792

Two of the Morris daughters were killed by the renegade Simon Girty

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Jan 30, 1818

Nicholas County was created by the Virginia legislature from Greenbrier Kanawha and Randolph counties

Apr 07, 1818

The first meeting of Nicholas County court was held at the home of John Hamilton

1820

Wilson Cary Nicholas died

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1859

The Weston & Gauley Bridge Turnpike was completed

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1860

Summersville was incorporated

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1861

Confederate spy Nancy Hart led an attack that burned most of Summersville

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Aug 26, 1861

Gen John B. Floyd led Confederate forces to victory over the Union 7th Ohio Regiment at Keslers Cross Lanes

1861

Robert E. Lee decided not to attack Union forces under Gen William S. Rosecrans

1980

Nicholas County population peaked at 28,126

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2000

Nicholas County had a population of 26,562

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