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Gilmer County, West Virginia
Map of West Virginia highlighting Gilmer County
Location in the state of West Virginia
Map of the U.S. highlighting West Virginia
Location of West Virginia in the U.S.
Founded 1845
County Seat Glenville

United States  Gotoarrow.png West Virginia  Gotoarrow.png Gilmer County


County Courthouse

Gilmer County, West Virginia Courthouse.JPG

Gilmer County
10 Howard Street
Glenville, WV 26351


Parent County

1845--Gilmer County was created 3 February 1845 from Lewis and Kanawha Counties.
County seat: Glenville[1]

Gilmer County History

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Gilmer County boundary changes.

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties



Gilmer County, West Virginia Cemeteries 

Gilmer County Find A Grave

Political Gilmer County, West Virginia



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Local Histories

West Virginia Archives & History Gilmer County

Glenville County Histories


Map of 1850 Virginia and West Virginia

Gilmer County West Virginia 1895

Gilmer County, West Virginia Map

Gilmer County, West Virginia Map Basics

Gilmer County, West virginia map color

Hisopolis Gilmer County Map

Tombstone Transcription Project Gilmer County

Glenville, West Virginia Map

Gilmer County West Virginia Map Public Records


West Virginia, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865


West Virginia, Naturalization Records, 1814-1991


Glenville Democrat and Pathfinder

Gilmer Free Press


Gilmer County, West Virginia Will Books 1845 - 1969

West Virginia Will Books


Vital Records

West Virginia Vital Records - Birth - Death - Marriages. See also How to order West Virginia Vital Records or order electronically online.

Societies and Libraries

Gilmer County Historical Society
706 Mineral Road
Glenville, WV 26351

Gilmer Public Library


Family History Centers

Web Sites

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  1. 1.0 1.1 The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).


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