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Gilmer County was formed in 1845 from parts of Lewis and Kanawha Counties, and named for Thomas Walker Gilmer, Governor of Virginia from 1840 to 1841. Gilmer was later a representative in the United States Congress and Secretary of the Navy in President John Tyler's cabinet.
The county seat is Glenville.

As of 2007, Gilmer County had only one traffic light. It is located in the city of Glenville.
(source: wikipedia.org)

Towns
* Glenville * Sand Fork

Other Communities
* Baldwin * Cedarville * Coxs Mills * Gilmer * Lettergap
* Linn * Normantown * Rosedale * Shock
* Stouts Mills * Stumptown * Tanner * Troy

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Gilmer County Data


Birth Records

Census

Church Histories / Records

County Records

Family Bibles

Miscellaneous Data

School Records

Wills/Probate Records

Website Updates:
Nov 2013:  obits for SMALLRIDGE, HURON, JOHNSON;  birth announcement:  BENNETT; Crime news for HAGGERTY, MCCLOSKEY, TAYLOR, ARMSTRONG, JOHNSON;  Court news:  ATKINSON;  Marriage announcement:  KENNEDY-AGAN;  Gossip news for WHITING, CAIN, LINDLEY, HAYS, MEADOWS;  Sick List:  HAYS, WESTFALL, COX, WHITING, TAYLOR; 1883 Pensioners on the roll
Sep 2012: Crime news: Pardons
Jun 2012: Pensions Granted
Jan 2012: Linn Family Biography; Benjamin Franklin Burwell Biography
Nov 2011: County History; Harley Edward Pyles Obituary


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Surrounding Counties

Doddridge County (north)

Lewis County (east)

Braxton County (south)

Calhoun County (west)

 

Ritchie County (northwest)


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