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Nestled in the heart of the Mid-Atlantic region, beautiful Mercer County West Virginia offers visitors awe-inspiring scenery, recreation and entertainment facilities, attractions and scenic beauty that make for a perfect relaxing and refreshing getaway. Mercer County is located at the third most active highway interchange in the state. Over 50,000 vehicles pass through our county daily. Interstate 77 and U.S. Route 460 provide efficient travel through some of Southern West Virginia's most spectacular mountains. Mercer County offers a wide array of shopping and as many as 88 restaurants in the surrounding area for a pleasant dining experience. We also encourage you to enjoy an overnight stay at any of our 1,200 hotel/motel rooms, each with distinctive luxury and competitively priced.
Come enjoy the beauty of Mercer County. Winter, spring, summer or fall the mountains of southern West Virginia provide an unsurpassed beauty and peace mingled with a busy industrial and civic life. Whether you prefer camping under a star-studded sky, the fine dining and dancing of a busy night-life, or a mixture of both, Mercer County provides it all within a few minutes drive. The area's attractions will keep you busy day and night with sporting events, state parks, skiing, historical towns, and shopping centers ranging from a modern shopping mall to quaint antique and gift shops.
Courtesy Mercer County Convention Bureau.
Hinton, a railroad town, is where government offices are located for Summers County. The town's economy is greatly supported by the railroad shops and train traffic.
The town is built on the flank of some mountains that form a gigantic cup as the New River Valley widens to receive the Greenbrier River. From the lower part of the town, the streets rise sharply.
Hinton was settled and laid out by John Hinton in 1831. It grew slowly until 1871 when the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad blasted a path through the New River gorge, and railroad officials made Hinton the division terminal. A great deal of skilled labor was imported to fill all the new jobs.
The town was incorporated in 1880, and has been a shipping point for produce and livestock.
Because the community is steeped in railroad lore, experienced engineers and weathered brakemen are held in great esteem.
Two monuments have been built in the memory of Confederate soldiers.
Summers County, on the Allegheny Plateau, is a mountainous region. It is located in southeast West Virginia. Its economy is aided by livestock, dairy, fruit, and tobacco farms, natural gas wells, and timber operations.
Prominent early Kanawha County jurist George W. Summers was honored when in 1871 Summers County was named for him. This southern county is comprised of some 368 square miles in land area. Two state parks are located in the county. Pipestem State Park is one, Bluestone State Park (including 1000-acre Bluestone Lake) is the other.
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