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Summersville in Nicholas County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Nancy Hart's Capture

 
 
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By Forest McDermott, October 29, 2014
1. Nancy Hart's Capture Marker
Inscription.  Nancy Hart, noted, beautiful Confederate spy, was seized July, 1862, leading attack in which most of Summersville was burned. She killed her guard with his pistol and escaped. She was buried on Manning Knob.
 
Erected 1963 by West Virginia Historic Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US CivilWomen.
 
Location. 38° 16.86′ N, 80° 51.068′ W. Marker is in Summersville, West Virginia, in Nicholas County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (West Virginia Route 41) and Church Street, on the right when traveling east on Main Street. Located in front of the Nicholas County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Summersville WV 26651, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Nancy Hart (a few steps from this marker); In Memory of (a few steps from this marker); Summersville (within shouting distance of this marker); Nicholas County Bank (within shouting distance
Nancy Hart's Capture Marker image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, October 29, 2014
2. Nancy Hart's Capture Marker
Nicholas County Courthouse is on the left.
of this marker); Hughes Ferry/Bridge (approx. 3.2 miles away); Hawks Nest Workers Memorial and Grave Site (approx. 3.2 miles away); Hawks Nest Tunnel Disaster Workers Grave Site (approx. 3.4 miles away); Running the River (approx. 4˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Summersville.
 
Nancy Hart's Capture Marker image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, October 29, 2014
3. Nancy Hart's Capture Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 23, 2018. It was originally submitted on October 30, 2014, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 420 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 30, 2014, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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