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Gilmer County

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Gilmer County
Gilmer County Courthouse at Glenville, WV
Gilmer historic marker along US-119 at Calhoun County line
Map of Gilmer County

Formed in 1845 from parts of Lewis and Kanawha counties, Gilmer was named for Thomas Walker Gilmer, Governor of Virginia (1840-1841) and later a representative in Congress and Secretary of the Navy in President Tyler's cabinet. Gilmer was killed when a gun on board the U.S. battleship Princeton accidentally exploded in 1844.

County Seat: Glenville, WV
Population: 7,160 (2000 Census)
Gilmer County Profile

Lodging: Gilmer County Hotels

State Parks

Cedar Creek State Park

Cities and Towns

Glenville, WV
Sand Fork, WV


Temperature Mean Annual Average: 52 (Degrees F)
January Averages: High 40 (Degrees F) -- Low 18 (Degrees F)
July Averages: High 85 (Degrees F) -- Low 61 (Degrees F)

Long Term Precipitation

January: 2.95 inches -- July: 5.05 (inches) -- Annual: 44.1 (inches)

Mean Annual Snowfall Range

30 - 35 inches

Gilmer County Weather Forecast

Additional Sources of Information


West Virginia Geological Survey: Lewis and Gilmer Counties