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Welcome to Grant County WV
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Grant County was created from Hardy County
Founded  February 14, 1866

Named for General Ulysses Simpson Grant.
After the Civil War, there was an effort by former Confederates to name it 'Lee County' after General Robert E. Lee instead.

Cities and Towns
Town of Bayard
City of Petersburg

Other Communities
Arthur * Bismarck  * Cabins  * Dobbin  * Dorcas  * Fairfax  * Forman  * Gormania  *
Greenland  * Henry  * Hopeville * Lahmansville  * Maysville *  Medley  * Mount Storm  * Old Arthur  *
Scherr  * Williamsport  * Wilsonia

Grant County Data

Church Histories / Records

County Records

Death Records

Family Bibles

Marriage Records

Miscellaneous Data

School Records

Wills/Probate Records

Website Updates:
Mar 2014: obits for RAHN, DYER, DOUGLAS, BEAN, BEATTY; Crime news for WADE

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Surrounding Counties

Mineral County (northeast)

Hardy County (east)

Pendleton County (south)

Tucker County (west)

Garrett County, MD (northwest)


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