Merionethshire is one of thirteen historic counties of Wales whose name is derived from that of the earlier cantref of Meirionnydd. This supposedly took its name from Meirion, a grandson of Cunedda Wledig, who was granted the lordship of the area.

The county is a maritime county, bounded to the north by Caernarfonshire, to the east by Denbighshire, to the south by Montgomeryshire and Cardiganshire, and to the west by Cardigan Bay.

Although a predominantly Welsh speaking area, some towns, like Barmouth and Tywyn are very Anglicised as they are popular holiday destinations for people from the Midlands.

The county has numerous war memorials in its towns and villages, mostly situated in Churches and Chapels. Below is a list of some of the towns and villages in the county. Those with hyperlinks point to completed pages on this website. Those without are yet to be written up:

Merionethshire War Memorials

Aberdyfi War Memorial

Aberdyfi No 10 Commando Memorial

Arthog War Memorial

Bala War Memorial

Barmouth War Memorial

Betws Gwerful Goch War Memorial

Blaenau Ffestiniog War Memorial

Bontddu War Memorial

Carrog War Memorial

Corwen War Memorial

Cynwyd War Memorial

Dinas Mawddy War Memorial

Dollgellau War Memorial

Dyffryn Ardudwy War Memorial

Ffestiniog War Memorial

Gwyddelwern War Memorial

Harlech War Memorial

Llanbedr War Memorial

Llanegryn War Memorial

Llanfachreth War Memorial

Llanfair War Memorial

Llanfrothen War Memorial

Llwyngwril War Memorial

Pennal War Memorial

Pennal Vickers Wellington R1068 Memorial

Penrhyndeudraeth War Memorial

Trawsfynydd War Memorial

Tywyn War Memorial