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Census Data for Bly ...

Although we found mention of Bly during our research, we have little information about it.<1> Over time, we expect to discover additional information that will be added to our Gazetteer.

One piece of information that we would especially like to find is the location (ie- GPS coordinates) of Bly. If you can help us locate Bly, please Contact Us.




As far as we can tell, Bly has not been included in past Census counts, so there is no population information for this community.

Gilmer County ...

Bly is located in Gilmer County.

For more information, please visit our Census Page for Gilmer County.

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Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer. For example, we might find a sentence like "He went north past Bly and then turned west". While Bly could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Bly as a placeholder with the hope that we'll be able to add more information in the future.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that Bly could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community.

Since confusion between counties is common, we searched and weren't able to find another West Virginia community named Bly.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Bly.