Gilmer County



Glenville

Although the county was organized at DeKalb, Glenville was selected in an 1845 election as the county seat.

Population 2010 Census: 1,537
Median Age: 24 years

Courthouse: Completed 1923
Architect: A. F. Wysong


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Formed: 1845
Named: For Thomas Walker Gilmer, Governor of Virginia from 1840-41.
County Seat: Glenville
Land in Square Miles: 338.50
Population 2010 Census: 8,732
Persons per Square Mile 2010: 25.7

Primary Sources Online
1960 Presidential Campaign in Gilmer County
Flooding In Gilmer

Ethel Barker and her canaries, Glenville, 1984   (dialup)    (broadband)

Civil War
Public Meeting at Gilmer, 1861
Matters at Glenville, 1861
Camp Hall, Troy, 1862
Fight near Glenville, 1862
Heroism of Young Varner, 1863
Guerrillas at Troy, 1863
Citizens Meeting in Gilmer, 1863
Act to Alter Division Line Between Ritchie and Gilmer, 1863
Petition from Troy, 1863
Meeting in Gilmer County, 1864
Gilmer County Union Militia Letters, Box 5, folder 1
Gilmer County Union Militia Letters, Box 5, folder 2
Gilmer County Union Militia Letters, Box 5, folder 6
Gilmer County Union Militia Letters, Box 5, folder 8
Gilmer County Union Militia Letters, Box 5, folder 8a
Gilmer County Union Militia Letters, Box 5, folder 10
Gilmer County Union Militia Letters, Box 5, folder 11
Gilmer County Union Militia Letters, Box 5, folder 14
Gilmer County Union Militia Letters, Box 5, folder 15

Photographs
Photographs of Schools in Gilmer County

Secondary Sources Online
List of Gilmer County Legislators
Cedarville, Agricultural Extention Community History
Sinking Creek, Agricultural Extention Community History

West Virginia Veterans Memorial Biographies
James F. Adams
Loren Vincent Adams
Robert Haymond Burke
Kermit Camden Fisher
Lloyd Floyd Reed



Teacher Resources

West Virginia Archives and History