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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.
As of 2007, Gilmer
had only one traffic light. It is located in the city of Glenville. (source:
The county seat is
Glenville * Sand Fork
Baldwin * Cedarville
* Coxs Mills * Dusk * Gilmer * Lettergap * Linn Normantown * Rosedale * Shock *
Stouts Mills * Stumptown * Tanner * Troy
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