"Grafton, Taylor County, West Virginia" Grafton by Stephen-KarenConn

Grafton Travel Guide: 11 reviews and 43 photos

For such a small town, and off the beathen path, Grafton has several claims to fame. It is the birthplace of Mother's Day, the site of the first casualty of the War Between the States and home to West Virginia's only National Cemetary. I will talk about these and more in my travel tips.

Grafton, with a population was 5,489 at the 2000 census, is the seat of Taylor County in north-central West Virginia. The City of Grafton was chartered in 1856. It is believed, that it is named after John Graften, a civil engineer of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. The town has declined since the glory days of the railroad.

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  • In a nutshell:Home of the International Mother's Day Shrine
  • Last visit to Grafton: Jun 2006
  • Intro Updated Jul 12, 2007
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  • littlesam1's Profile Photo
    Oct 16, 2006 at 7:41 PM

    Buckhannon and Grafton....I will have to get busy and do a Clarksburg page...lol. Its been many years since I have been out this way but I know little changes here.

  • mikelisaanna's Profile Photo
    Jul 29, 2006 at 2:01 PM

    I never knew that the 1st soldier killed in the Civil War was from WVa. Thanks for the history lesson and interesting tips.

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