Due to the importance of the B&O Railroad for the movement of troops and supplies, Grafton was a strategic point during the early stages of the Civil War and both sides tried to control it.
Open year round as a restaurant, general store and gift shop. The restaurant serves Buckwheat cakes all day long with the famous foot long hotdogs.
The small railroading town of Grafton was the birthplace of Mother's Day, founded by Miss Anna Jarvis in honor of her mother.
Valley Falls State Park is a day-use park with fishing and picnicking. The 18 miles of hiking and mountain bike trails are open to the public. There is no admission to enter state operated parks and forests.