Giles County formed January 6, 1806 was named for William Branch Giles b. 1762 in Amelia County, VA. Giles County was formed from parts of Montgomery, Monroe, Wythe, and Tazewell Counties.

In 1830 part of Monroe County was added, and again in 1841 Giles gained a small strip from Mercer County. In 1851 and 1858 territories were lost due to the formation of Craig County, and in 1861 Giles lost a considerable amount of land due to the formation of Bland.

Links to surrounding counties some of which Giles County was formed from or surrounded by include:
Logan County (now West Virginia), Mercer County (now West Virginia), Craig, Bland., Montgomery, Monroe (now in West Virginia) Summers, Raleigh, Wyoming, Fayette, Boone, Kanawha. Virginia Counties of Tazewell, Montgomery & Wythe.

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Giles Co. Coordinator - Jeff Kemp, 2010- Present All Rights Reserved
This page was last updated 02/01/2018