The city of Hinton was established in 1873, near the confluence of the New, Greenbrier & Bluestone rivers, Hinton became the county seat of Summers County and an important railroad center on the Chesapeake & Ohio in the late 1800's. While much of the railroad operation has faded away, a great deal of the residential and commercial architecture built from 1895 to 1929 remains along with the spectacular scenery of the surrounding area (view Hinton on Flickr). The old downtown area of Hinton experienced decline in the 70's & 80's, however the Hinton Historic District appears to be in the early stages of rebirth with several new dining, shopping, entertainment and recreation opportunities thoughout the week and on the weekends.
Historic Hinton is accessible from scenic WV Route 20 approximately 10 miles from the I-64 Sandstone-Hinton Exit 139 from the North and from I-77 approximately 10 miles from Pipestem State Park Resort to the South. The historic Hinton Passenger Depot welcomes the passengers of the Amtrak Cardinal traveling between NYC, Washington DC, Cincinnati, Chicago and communties in between. Come see us!