Grant County, West Virginia

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Grant County is located in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia. (Photo courtesy Rick Burgess)

Grant County, in eastern West Virginia (WV), was created in 1866 from Hardy County and named for Ulysses S. Grant, who later became U.S. president. Its county seat is at Petersburg. Grant County is known for its farms, mountain scenery, and towering rock formations. The South Branch of the Potomac River and its north fork drain southern parts of the county. Tourism, farming, and timbering are among its primary industries. As of the 2010 census, the population of Grant County was 11,937.

Cities & Towns in Grant County

Arthur, West Virginia
Bayard, West Virginia
Cabins, West Virginia
Dorcas, West Virginia
Falls, West Virginia
Gormania, West Virginia
Greenland, West Virginia
Lahmansville, West Virginia
Maysville, West Virginia
Medley, West Virginia
Mount Storm, West Virginia

Scherr, West Virginia

Parks & Public Recreation Facilities

Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge
Dolly Sods Wilderness (National Forest)
Greenland Gap Nature Preserve
Monongahela National Forest
Welton Park (Petersburg, WV)

Grant County Historic Landmarks

(Peterburg, WV)

Regional Information for Grant County, West Virginia

Further information on lodging, dining, and recreation in Grant County may be found in our guide to travel in the Potomac Region of eastern West Virginia, in which Grant County is located.