Taylor County



Grafton

Pruntytown was the original county seat, but an 1878 election moved it to Grafton Population 2010 Census: 5,164
Median Age: 41.7 years

Courthouse: Completed 1880; addition 1924
Architect:


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Formed: 1844
Named: For Senator John Taylor (1750-1824), distinguished soldier and statesman of Virginia
County Seat: Grafton
Land in Square Miles: 172.77
Population 2010 Census: 16,895
Persons per Square Mile 2010: 97.8

Primary Sources Online
West Virginia Bar Association Organized, 1886
West Virginia Reform School Opened, 1890
Carrie Nation in Grafton, 1907
Mother's Day, 1908
Grafton Riot, 1909
1960 Presidential Campaign in Taylor County

Civil War
Grafton Guards, 1861
A Fight Near Grafton, 1861
The Notorious Zach Cochran Killed, 1861
War Meeting in Taylor County--Hon. John S. Carlile, 1862
Meeting at Grafton, 1862
Grafton Hospital, 1863
The Rebel Raid, 1863
Harmon Sinsel, 1863
The Rebel Raid in Western Virginia, 1863
Flag Presentation, 1863
The Grafton Caucus a Fizzle, 1863
Gen. Averill's Men, 1863
Meeting in Taylor County, 1864
The State Convention, 1864
The "Ball in Motion" in Taylor County, 1864
West Virginia Orphan and Refugee Association, 1864
Taylor County Union Militia Letters, Folder 1
Taylor County Union Militia Letters, Folder 2
Taylor County Union Militia Letters, Folder 4
Taylor County Union Militia Letters, Folder 5
Taylor County Union Militia Letters, Folder 7
Taylor County Union Militia Letters, Folder 8
Taylor County Union Militia Letters, Folder 10
Taylor County Union Militia Letters, Folder 12
Taylor County Union Militia Letters, Folder 13
Taylor County Union Militia Letters, Folder 14
Taylor County Union Militia Letters, Folder 16
Taylor County Union Militia Letters, Folder 20
Taylor County Union Militia Letters, Folder 21
Taylor County Union Militia Letters, Folder 22
Taylor County Union Militia Letters, Folder 29

Photographs
Photographs of Schools in Taylor County

Secondary Sources Online
List of Taylor County Legislators

West Virginia Veterans Memorial Biographies
Virgil J. Holt
William Perry Norman



Teacher Resources

West Virginia Archives and History