Grantsville, West Virginia

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Downtown, Grantsville, West Virginia, occupies a bend in the Little Kanawha River. (Photo courtesy )

Grantsville, WV (West Virginia), the seat of Calhoun County, was established on the Little Kanawha River in 1865 and incorporated 1896. It was named in honor of General Ulysses S. Grant and is the home of the annual West Virginia Wood Festival. Its population was 482 during the 2020 census.

Lodging near Grantsville, West Virginia

Parks & Public Recreation

Calhoun County Court House

Grantsville is home to Wayne Underwood Park, which includes a .25-mile-long walking trail. The Stumptown Wildlife Management Area is located six miles southeast of Grantsville. Calhoun County Park is located three miles south of the community.


Grantsville is approximately 35 miles north of the I-79 expressway at Big Otter, West Virginia, 35 miles south of the US-50 expressway at Ellenboro, West Virginia.

Map of Grantsville, West Virginia

Regional Information

Grantsville is located in the Heartland Region in central West Virginia.