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Hinton is a city in Summers County, West Virginia, United States. The population was 2,676 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Summers County. Hinton was established in 1873 and chartered in 1897. Hinton was named after John "Jack" Hinton, the original owner of the town site. Much of Hinton's downtown was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.Part of Paramount's 1994 film Lassie was shot in Hinton.GeographyHinton is situated along the New River just north of its confluence with the Greenbrier River. Bluestone Lake is located near Hinton. The city is about 28 miles from Beckley and 90 miles from Charleston.According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.03sqmi, of which 2.22sqmi is land and 0.81sqmi is water.ClimateThe climate in this area has mild differences between highs and lows, and there is adequate rainfall year-round. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Hinton has a marine west coast climate, abbreviated "Cfb" on climate maps.With the Inspirock custom trip planner, Hinton and other destinations across the globe can be made central to your personalized travel plans.
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