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Formed in 1844, the county
was named for Sen. John Taylor of Caroline.
Its county seat is Grafton
From: "History of
West Virginia", 1889, By Virgil Anson Lewis:
Taylor county was formed from Harrison, Barbour and Marion, by act of
Assembly, January 19, 1844, and named in honor of General Zachary
Pruntytown, then in Harrison county, was established a town under the
name of Williamsport, January 8, 1801, on lands the property of David
Prunty, at a place called the "Cross Roads," and Robert Plummer, James
Cochran, John Asbury, Peter Johnson and Vincent Leek, were appointed
trustees. By an act of Assembly, January 23, 1845, the name was changed
from Williamsport to Pruntytown. The act creating the county fixed the
seat of justice at Williamsport.
Grafton, the present county seat, was incorporated March 15, 1856;
Flemington, on the 16th of March, 1860, and Fetterman, February 26,
Cities and Towns
* Town of Flemington * City of Grafton
* Astor * Belgium * Blueville *
Brownlow * Elliotsville * Fetterman * Hepzibah * Knottsville * Lucretia
McGee * Meadland * Millertown *
Oreide * Park View * Pruntytown * Rosemont * Santiago *Simpson * South
Grafton * Tappan * Thornton * Webster * Wendel * West Grafton
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