The settlement of Grafton was part of a rapid movement west to the new frontier in the early to mid-1700's. The Current family, one of Grafton's first residents, were late seventeenth-century Irish immigrants who entered the continent by the way of Maryland.
The 18-hole "Tygart Lake" course at the Tygart Lake Public Golf Course facility in Grafton, West Virginia features 6,255 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72 .
Birthplace of the Founder of Mother’s Day, this house was the first field headquarters of General George McClellan.
The small railroading town of Grafton was the birthplace of Mother's Day, founded by Miss Anna Jarvis in honor of her mother.
Prickett's Fort State Park is a 188-acre West Virginia state park north of Fairmont, W.Va. near the confluence of Prickett's Creek and the Monongahela River, and two miles from Interstate 79. The park features a reconstructed refuge fort and commemorates life on the Virginia frontier during the late 18th century.