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Welcome to Grafton ...

The city of Grafton is located in Taylor County and is the County Seat for Taylor County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Grafton has a population of 5,077 people<1> (see below for details).

Grafton is 1,040 feet [317 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Grafton lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Grafton: (304) and (681)<3>

The ZIP code for Grafton: 26354<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Grafton had a population of 5,164 people (which is 30.57% of the total population of Taylor County). This makes Grafton the county's most populous community.

The population of Grafton represents 0.28% of the total population of West Virginia (which has 1,852,994 people), making it the state's 27th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 5,164 people, the population of Grafton decreased 5.92% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 5,489 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Grafton had an population of 5,077 people. This is a decrease of 1.68% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 7.51% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Grafton.

Communities near Grafton ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you drove.<5>.

Community   2017
Barrackville   [Map]   1,299   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Bridgeport   [Map]   8,635   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Clarksburg   [Map]   15,621   W   18 miles [29 km]
Fairmont   [Map]   18,467   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Kingwood   [Map]   2,929   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Nutter Fort   [Map]   1,540   W   17 miles [27.4 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Grafton.

Communities Also Named Grafton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 31 communities that are also named Grafton - they are located in Alabama, California, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Montana, Nebraska, New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Nova Scotia, Ohio, Ontario (3), Pennsylvania (2), Utah, Vermont, Virginia (2) and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Grafton.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Grafton. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Grafton. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Grafton. Our list includes 17 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Grafton:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Grafton ...

Looking for more information about Grafton? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Grafton, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Grafton.

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' is a very useful tool for people who might be planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Grafton. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

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Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Grafton.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Grafton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).

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<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Grafton). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Grafton or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance from Grafton. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Grafton) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Grafton. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Grafton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Grafton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.3414, Longitude: -80.0174     [Map].

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<6>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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