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.
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.
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.
Birthplace of the Founder of Mother’s Day, this house was the first field headquarters of General George McClellan.