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1671

Abraham Wood dispatched Thomas Batts and Robert Fallam to explore the Appalachian Mountains

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1750

Dr. Thomas Walker arrived in present Summers County

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1753

Andrew Culbertson settled near present Hinton

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1755

All settlements in Summers County area were erased during the French & Indian War

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1760

Settlers returned to Summers County area

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1763

New settlements in Summers County were destroyed during Pontiac's Rebellion

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Aug 30, 1862

Union troops burned and destroyed Mercer Salt works

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Feb 27, 1871

Summers County was created from parts of Fayette, Greenbrier, Monroe and Raleigh

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1873

The C&O Railroad was completed opening the New River Gorge to the coal and timber industry

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1914

A monument to the Confederacy was erected in Hinton

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1930

Hinton's population was 6,654

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1950

Hinton's population was 5,780

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1970

Summers County population was 13,213

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2000

Hinton's population was 2,880

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