Gilmer County/Calhoun County

Gilmer County/Calhoun County (HM1E74)

Location: Normantown, WV 25267 Gilmer County
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N 38° 50.148', W 81° 0.564'

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Gilmer County
Formed, 1845, from Kanawha and Lewis. Named for Thomas Walker Gilmer, Secretary of the Navy in President Tyler's Cabinet, who was killed by the explosion of a gun on board the United States battleship, Princeton, February 28, 1844.

Calhoun County
Formed in 1856 from Gilmer. Named for John C. Calhoun, eminent statesman from South Carolina. Is an important oil and gas-producing county. It is largely devoted to farming and has been prominent in livestock raising.
HM NumberHM1E74
Year Placed2009
Placed ByWest Virginia Archives and History
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 at 11:29pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 499184 N 4298555
Decimal Degrees38.83580000, -81.00940000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 50.148', W 81° 0.564'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 50' 8.88" N, 81° 0' 33.84" W
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Area Code(s)304
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 211 Labyrinth Woods Rd, Normantown WV 25267, US
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