A county of three rivers the New, Bluestone and Greenbrier, is filled with seemingly unending natural beauty. Hinton, the County seat, was once a railroad boom town servicing the coal industry in its heyday. The Ballengee and Hinton families were influential in the county ‘s success as a railroad hub.
Summers County is rich in outdoor activity with superb fishing, hiking, horseback riding and more. Two of West Virginia’s great state parks are within the Summers County boundaries. Pipestem Resort State Park, offers golf, horseback riding, fishing and conference facilities. Bluestone State Park, located on Bluestone Lake, offers cabins, camping, fishing, hiking and swimming.
History abounds in Summers County. Visit Graham House, one of the oldest and most historic homes in West Virginia which is sure to captivate your interest. Take time to stop at one or all of our many museums we have to offer: The Veteran’s Museum, Bluestone Museum, Railroad Museum and the Flannigan Murrell House.
Summers County is rich in rail and coal history and home of the Legend of John Henry, The Steel Drivin’ Man. Annual festivals include: John Henry Days, the West Virginia Water Festival, Festival of the Rivers and Hinton Railroad Days.
Visit Summers County, stroll through Historic Hinton, stop at the John Henry Monument and Tunnel and don’t leave before viewing the gorgeous Sandstone Falls.
Come Fish, Relax, Explore and Enjoy!