Glenville, West Virginia

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Glenville, West Virginia (WV), the county seat of Gilmer County, was platted in 1845 as Hartford, but chartered in 1856 as Glenville in reference to its situation on the glen of the Little Kanawha River. The town was the home of children's author William Perry Brown. Glenville State College was established on a hill above Glenville in 1872.  Glenville includes several national historic landmarks, including the Ruddell General Store and the Gilmer County Poor Farm Infirmary.

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Parks & Public Recreation

Cedar Creek State Park is located on highway US-119 approximately six miles south of the community. The near reaches of the Stumptown Wildlife Management Area are located roughly nine miles southwest of Glenville.


Glenville is located approximately 20 miles west of the I-79 expressway at Burnsville, West Virginia, 30 miles southwest of Weston, West Virginia, and 40 miles east of Spencer, West Virginia.

Map of Glenville, West Virginia

Regional Information

Glenville is located in the Heartland Region in central West Virginia.