Gilmer County, West Virginia

Gilmer County, West Virginia, Court House, Glenville, Heartland Region
Courthouse in Gilmer County, West Virginia

Gilmer County, in central West Virginia (WV), was created in 1845 from parts of Lewis and Kanawha counties. It was named for Thomas Walker Gilmer, a governor of Virginia and Secretary of the Navy. Its county seat is at Glenville, which is also the site of Glenville State College. The Little Kanawha River courses across the county from east to west. Farming, gas drilling, and higher education are chief industries. Gilmer County hosts the West Virginia State Folk Festival in June. Largely rural, it boasts only one traffic light, which is located in Glenville. As of the 2010 census, the county population was 8,693.

Cities & Towns in Gilmer County

Alice, West Virginia
Cedarville, West Virginia
Coxs Mills, West Virginia
Donlan, West Virginia
Gilmer, West Virginia
Glenville, West Virginia
Hardman, West Virginia
Letter Gap, West Virginia
Linn, West Virginia
Lockney, West Virginia
Newberne, West Virginia
Nobe, West Virginia
Normantown, West Virginia
Perkins, West Virginia
Revere, West Virginia
Sand Fork, West Virginia
Shock, West Virginia
Stouts Mills, West Virginia
Stumptown, West Virginia
Tanner, West Virginia
Troy, West Virginia

Parks & Public Recreation Facilities

Cedar Creek State Park
Gilmer County Fairgrounds
Stumptown Wildlife Management Area

Gilmer County Historic Landmarks

Gilmer County Poor Farm Infirmary (Glenville, WV)

Regional Information for Gilmer County, West Virginia

Further information on lodging, dining, and recreation in Gilmer County may be found in our guide to travel in the Heartland Region of central West Virginia, in which Gilmer County is located.

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