RoadsideThoughts
A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Community
Index
State
Index
Province
Index
County
Index
State
Quarters
 
Sitemap
     

Grafton, West Virginia

Community
Profile
Nearby Census Genealogy
Helper
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Trivia
Local
Newspapers
TripAdvisor
Links
Interactive
Map
Other WV
Communities

















Welcome to Grafton ...

The city of Grafton is located in Taylor County<1> and is the County Seat for Taylor County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Grafton has a population of 4,982 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Grafton.

Grafton is 1,040 feet [317 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Area codes for Grafton: (304) & (681)<4>

The ZIP code for Grafton: 26354<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Grafton had an population of 4,982 people. This is a decrease of 3.52% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 9.24% since the 2000 Census).

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).

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

Adding Grafton to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Grafton in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Grafton elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Grafton on a Rand McNally Map of West Virginia (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Grafton on our Genealogy Page.

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.

Communities near Grafton ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Grafton.

  • Fairmont [Marion County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairmont
    • Fairmont [Marion County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the northwest of Grafton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 18,388 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairmont
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fairmont<7>
  • Clarksburg [Harrison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clarksburg
    • Clarksburg [Harrison County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the west of Grafton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 15,225 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarksburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clarksburg<7>
  • Bridgeport [Harrison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bridgeport
    • Bridgeport [Harrison County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the west of Grafton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 8,842 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bridgeport have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bridgeport
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bridgeport<7>
  • Philippi [Barbour County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Philippi
    • Philippi [Barbour County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the south of Grafton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,257 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Philippi
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Philippi<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Pleasant Valley [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Valley
      • Pleasant Valley [Marion County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the northwest of Grafton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,141 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Valley
    • Kingwood [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kingwood
      • Kingwood [Preston County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northeast of Grafton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,057 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kingwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kingwood<7>
    • Shinnston [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shinnston
      • Shinnston [Harrison County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the west of Grafton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,104 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shinnston have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shinnston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shinnston<7>
    • Stonewood [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stonewood
      • Stonewood [Harrison County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Grafton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,714 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stonewood have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stonewood
    • Nutter Fort [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nutter Fort
      • Nutter Fort [Harrison County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the west of Grafton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,512 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nutter Fort have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nutter Fort
    • Barrackville [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barrackville
      • Barrackville [Marion County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the northwest of Grafton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,279 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Barrackville have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barrackville

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Grafton. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Grafton.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Grafton.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Grafton. Our list includes 17 papers. See our Newspapers 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 can read an overview with links that will help you 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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community located in West Virginia

About Taylor County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Grafton. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of West Virginia: https://www.wv.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of West Virginia's counties, including Taylor, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Grafton.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Grafton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).
<5>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).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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, 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 we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.3414, Longitude: -80.0174    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


Home
Page
Sitemap Privacy
Statement
Terms
of Use
Feedback

 

 

Copyright 2020
All Rights Reserved

Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.

If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write. Click here to contact us.

This page was last modified: 20 Apr 2021