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Gilmer County, West Virginia, USA

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  • Sarah Lou Phoebe Humphreys (1887 - 1964)
    Sarah Lou Phoebe McHenry Humphreys BIRTH 29 Nov 1887 Gilmer County, West Virginia, USA DEATH 7 Apr 1964 (aged 76) Braxton County, West Virginia, USA BURIAL Hickory Flats Cemetery Erbacon, Webster Coun...
  • Plessie Tambson Arbogast (1901 - 1990)
    Plessie Tambson Rowh Arbogast BIRTH 19 Jan 1901 Dusk, Gilmer County, West Virginia, USA DEATH 8 Oct 1990 (aged 89) West Virginia, USA BURIAL Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens Jane Lew, Lewis County, West Vi...
  • Erenia Estella “Stella” Frashure Neal (1881 - 1963)
    Erenia Estella “Stella” Floyd Neal BIRTH 26 Oct 1881 Gilmer County, West Virginia, USA DEATH 1 Mar 1963 (aged 81) Linn, Gilmer County, West Virginia, USA BURIAL Otterbein Cemetery Glenville, Gilmer Cou...
  • Oscar Charles Mick (1889 - 1966)
    Oscar Charles Mick BIRTH 12 Jul 1889 Gilmer County, West Virginia, USA DEATH 16 Sep 1966 (aged 77) Clarksburg, Harrison County, West Virginia, USA BURIAL Mick Cemetery Braxton County, West Virginia...
  • Arlie Jean Dunlap (1926 - 2017)
    Arlie Jean Godfrey Dunlap BIRTH 6 Nov 1926 Withers, Gilmer County, West Virginia, USA DEATH 27 Nov 2017 (aged 91) Saint Albans, Kanawha County, West Virginia, USA BURIAL Donated to Medical Science MEMO...

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Gilmer County is a county in the U.S. state of West Virginia. It is West Virginia's fifth-least populous county. Its county seat is Glenville. The county was formed in 1845 from parts of Lewis and Kanawha Counties, and named for Thomas Walker Gilmer, Governor of Virginia from 1840 to 1841. Gilmer was later a representative in the United States Congress and Secretary of the Navy in President John Tyler's cabinet.

Cedar Creek State Park offers camping, fishing, swimming, and hiking. The West Virginia State Folk Festival is held each June. Glenville State University has a community activity center, a state-of-the-art library, and a complete collection of hand-carved, West Virginia–native birds on public display. The Gilmer County Recreation Center Complex includes a small golf course, a convention / reunion hall, and bunk houses.[citation needed] Gilmer County is home to ten nationally registered historic landmarks, the Cedar Creek Backway, and the annual West Virginia Folk Festival. Media outlets for the community include The Glenville Democrat and The Glenville Pathfinder, the county's two newspapers.

Gilmer County is also the site of Federal Correctional Institution, Gilmer, a federal medium security prison for men and the county's largest employer.

As of 2023, Gilmer County has one permanent traffic light. It is located in the town of Glenville.


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