Grafton, West Virginia

Railroad architecture at Grafton, West Virginia, Taylor County, Monongahela Valley Region
Railroad Architecture, Grafton, WV

Grafton, West Virginia (WV), the seat of Taylor County, was chartered in 1858 and named in honor of John Grafton, a civil engineer who helped design the route of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad (B&O) through northern West Virginia. Grafton is situated on the main line of the B&O on the Tygart Valley River. The Grafton National Cemetery and International Mother’s Day Shrine are located in downtown Grafton. 

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Parks & Public Recreation

Valley Falls State Park and Tygart Lake State Park are situated approximately five miles north and south of the town, respectively. The near reaches of the Pleasant Creek Wildlife Management Area is situated along the western margin of the river roughly six miles south of downtown Grafton.

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Location

Grafton is located approximately 20 miles east of Clarksburg, West Virginia, 35 miles southeast of Fairmont, West Virginia, and 35 miles south of Morgantown, West Virginia. Highways US-50, US-119, and US-250 intersect at Grafton.

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Regional Information

Grafton is located in the Monongahela Valley Region in northern West Virginia.

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