About Our Town

   The Town of Nutter Fort received its name from a family by the name of Nutter.  The Nutters were of Scotch-English descent.  Coming to America at an early date, Thomas Nutter first settled in Sussex County, Delaware, where his oldest son, Christopher was born.  They moved to Augusta County, Virginia where the family remained until 1769.  At that time, they moved to Fayette County, Pennsylvania, and in March, 1772, the Nutter brothers (Thomas, Matthew & Christopher) came to Harrison County where they built and defended the now famous Nutter's Fort. The Town of Nutter Fort was incorporated in 1923 and our present population is approximately 1600 people. The Town is fortunate to have several subdivisions of government that helps make the Town a superior place to reside. Our residents are provided with 24-hour protection from the Nutter Fort Police and Fire Departments.  


 The Town of Nutter Fort office hours are 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday.

The Town Office can assist you with your water, sewer, trash & recycling needs, or any other requests that may come along.

We hope you will find our community as peaceful and loving as we do.

  The Town has a theme that we try to keep all during the year:

"Progress With a Small-Town Atmosphere" 

Town Council

 The Town of Nutter Fort Council Meetings are held the 2nd & 4th Tuesday of every month at 6:30 PM in Council Chambers. The Council Chambers is located in the Police/Fire Department Building.

Council members consist of:

  • Sam Maxson - Mayor
  • Rezin Hudkins - Recorder
  • William "BJ" Benincosa - Councilman
  • Charlene Louk- Councilwoman
  • Natalie Haddix - Councilwoman
  • Karen Phillips - Councilwoman
  • Donald "Duck" Webster- Councilman

Departments

CODE ENFORCEMENT Keith Kesling


POLICE DEPARTMENT Chief Ronald Godwin


MUNICIPAL POLICE JUDGE James Terango


FIRE DEPARTMENT Chief Jeremy Haddix


PUBLIC WORKS Taylor Keith 


TREASURER Julia Foley


PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE OF HOME RULE PROGRAM

Notice is hereby given by the Town of Nutter Fort, West Virginia, that it will hold a public hearing on November 1, 2019, in the Council Chambers at Town of Nutter Fort City Hall, 1415 Buckhannon Pike, Nutter Fort, West Virginia. 

The purpose of this public hearing is to discuss the Town of Nutter Fort’s proposed Home Rule written plan application. Information from this hearing will be utilized by the Town of Nutter Fort in its application to the West Virginia Home Rule Program. The Town of Nutter Fort’s proposed Home Rule plan application is available for public inspection in the Business Office, as well as the Mayor's Office, Town of Nutter Fort, 1415 Buckhannon Pike, Nutter Fort, West Virginia, beginning on Tuesday, September 24, 2019, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. 

All interested citizens are invited to attend the public hearing scheduled on Friday, November 1, 2019, at 6:30 p.m., and to present oral or written comments concerning Nutter Fort’s proposed Home Rule plan and application. Written comments may be addressed to Mayor Sam Maxson, Town of Nutter Fort, 1415 Buckhannon Pike, Nutter Fort, West Virginia. 

Town Council of Nutter Fort will consider all public comments in preparing the final draft of the plan application and in deciding to proceed with an ordinance authorizing the Town to submit the plan to the West Virginia Horne Rule Board for its consideration and approval. 

The first reading of an ordinance approving submission of the Town of Nutter Fort's Home Rule plan application may take place November 1, 2019, during the Town Council of Nutter Fort meeting beginning at 6:30 p.m., In the Council Chambers at Town of Nutter Fort City Hall, 1415 Buckhannon Pike, Nutter Fort, West Virginia.