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Feb 03, 1845

Gilmer County was established from parts of Kanawha and Lewis

1845

Town of Glenville was laid out

Other events that happened on or around 1845

1864

Fort Moore was built for Capt. W. T. Wiant's home guards

Other events that happened on or around 1864

Dec 26, 1872

Glenville State College began as branch of the State Normal School

Other events that happened on or around December 26, 1872

Jan 14, 1873

First session of Glenville State College in Gilmer County started

Other events that happened on or around January 14, 1873

1885

The state song "The West Virginia Hills" written by Ellen Ruddell was put to music by Henry Everett Engle

Other events that happened on or around 1885

1939

There were reported 55 one-room schools in Gilmer County

Other events that happened on or around 1939

1940

Population of Gilmer County peaked

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1950

Patrick Gainer organized the West Virginia State Folk Festival in Glenville

Other events that happened on or around 1950

1967

Little Kanawha River rose to previous record for flood heights

Other events that happened on or around 1967

1968

Five high schools were consolidated into Gilmer County High School

Other events that happened on or around 1968

Nov 05, 1985

High water reached 13 ft above flood stage at Glenville

Other events that happened on or around November 05, 1985

1994

There were rowboats on Main Street in Glenville because of flood

Other events that happened on or around 1994

Dec 05, 2003

Medium Security federal prison opened in Gilmer County


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