Place:Giles, Virginia, United States

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Giles County is a county located in the U.S. state of Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 17,286. Its county seat is Pearisburg.

Giles County is the location of Mountain Lake, one of only two natural fresh water lakes in Virginia. The Lake drains into Little Stony Creek, which passes over "The Cascades", a spectacular waterfall, before reaching the New River.

Giles County is part of the BlacksburgChristiansburgRadford Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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History

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Giles County was established in 1806 from Montgomery, Monroe, Wythe, and Tazewell counties. The county is named for William Branch Giles who was born in Amelia County in 1762. Giles became a lawyer and from there was elected to the United States House of Representatives where he served from 1790 to 1815. He also served on the Virginia General Assembly from 1816 to 1822. In 1827, he was elected Governor. In all, he served his nation and state around a total of forty years.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1806 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1806 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1806 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1806 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1806 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1810 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1853 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1900 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1810 3,745
1820 4,521
1830 5,274
1840 5,307
1850 6,570
1860 6,883
1870 5,875
1880 8,794
1890 9,090
1900 10,793
1910 11,623
1920 11,901
1930 12,804
1940 14,635
1950 18,956
1960 17,219
1970 16,741
1980 17,810
1990 16,366

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