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Nicholas County

Named for Wilson Cary Nicholas (1761–1820), a Virginia governor and U.S. senator, Nicholas County was created by the Virginia legislature from parts of Greenbrier, Kanawha, and Randolph counties on January 30, 1818. Located in central West Virginia on the Allegheny Plateau, Nicholas County encompasses 654.1 square miles, with economic resources including bituminous coal, limestone quarries, timber, fruit farms, tobacco, and livestock.

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