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.
Coopers Rock State Forest offers a multitude of activities. Picnicking, fishing, camping, and more than fifty miles of hiking and biking trails wind throughout the woods of the wild and wonderful.
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.
Audra State Park is a natural beauty. This state park located in Barbour and a portion of Upshur counties, features camping, hiking, picnicking, and river swimming.