Giles County, Virginia
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Giles County History

Giles County was established in 1806 from Montgomery, Monroe, Tazewell and Wythe counties.  William Branch Giles who was born in Amelia County in 1762, is the inspiration behind the name.  He became a lawyer and was elected to the United States House of Representatives, serving from 1790 to 1815.  Giles also served on the Virginia General Assembly until he was elected Governor in 1827.

Giles County is the location of Mountain Lake, one of only two natural fresh water lakes in Virginia. The Lake drains into Little Stony Creek, which passes over "The Cascades", a spectacular waterfall, before reaching the New River

The county seat is Pearisburg

INCORPORATED TOWNS
Glen Lyn - Narrows - Pearisburg - Pembroke - Rich Creek 

UNINCORPORATED COMMUNITIES
Eggleston - Goldbond - Hoges Chapel - Kimballton - Maybrook -
Newport - Prospectdale - Ripplemead - Staffordsville - White Gate


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Giles County Data

 

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Church Histories / Records

Death Records

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Miscellaneous Data

School Records

Wills/Probate Records

 

Website Updates:
Mar 2017:  bio for BURK, obit for BANE

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Surrounding Parishes and Counties
* Summers County, West Virginia - north
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Monroe County, West Virginia - north
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Craig County - east
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Montgomery County - southeast
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Pulaski County - south
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Bland County - west
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Mercer County, West Virginia - northwest

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