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Glenville, West Virginia

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A community in Gilmer County on the Little Kanawha River, Glenville was originally laid out in 1845, when the town was called Hartford. Name changed by an act of the Virginia Legislature in 1856 to Glenville, a name taken because of the glen or valley in which the community was located. Here was written, "The West Virginia Hills," one of three official West Virginia state songs. Glenville was also the home of William Perry Brown, author of three score books for children and for many years one of the most popular writers for the "Youth's Companion." Glenville is notably home of Glenville State College, established in 1872.

Glenville, WV
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Elevation: 734 feet
Population: 1,544 (2000 Census)
Longitude: -80.8378
Latitude: 38.9342

Variant Name(s) for Glenville, WV

Hartford, Stewarts Creek, The Ford


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Topo map of Glenville, WV and vicinity