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Grant County was
created from Hardy County and
founded in February 14, 1866,
named in honor of General Ulysses Simpson Grant, it lies wholly in the
drainage basin of the Potomac River. It is one of the agricultural,
horticultural, and grazing counties of the South Branch Valley, with a
considerable coal development in its western edge where there is six
seams of workable coal. The county has an area of 461 square miles. It
is divided into three magisterial districts, Grant, Milroy, and Union. After the Civil War, there was an
effort by former Confederates to name it 'Lee County' after General
Robert E. Lee instead.
The County seat is
Bismarck * Cabins * Dobbin * Dorcas * Fairfax * Falls * Forman
* Gormania * Greenland * Henry * Hopeville Jordan Run * Lahmansville *
Landes * Martin * Masonville
Maysville * Medley * Mount Storm * Old Arthur * Pansy * Rough Run *
Scherr * Williamsport * Wilsonia
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