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Giles County

Formation Date: 1806
Formed From: Montgomery, Monroe (West Virginia), and Tazewell Counties. Part of Wythe County added in 1808, parts of Tazewell County added in 1826 and 1836, part of Monroe (West Virginia) County added in 1829, part of Mercer (West Virginia) was added in 1841, and part of Craig County added in 1858.

Image depicting location of Giles County
Giles County was named for William Branch Giles, United States senator from Virginia, in 1806. It was formed from Montgomery, Monroe (West Virginia), and Tazewell Counties. Part of Wythe County was added in 1808, parts of Tazewell County were added in 1826 and 1836, part of Monroe County was added in 1829, parts of Mercer (West Virginia) County were added in 1840-1841, and part of Craig County was added in 1858. Its area is 363 square miles, and the county seat is Pearisburg. According to the 2000 census, its population is 16,657.

Original Records at The Library of Virginia: Yes