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Grantsville in Calhoun County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Grantsville

 
 
Grantsville Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 30, 2021
1. Grantsville Marker
Inscription.  Town was laid out in 1866 on farm of Simon P. Stump and named for Gen. Grant. Became permanent county seat of Calhoun in 1869, after 13 years of moving county seat from place to place. Incorporated 1896.
 
Erected 1963 by West Virginia Historic Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Political Subdivisions. A significant historical year for this entry is 1866.
 
Location. 38° 55.42′ N, 81° 5.737′ W. Marker is in Grantsville, West Virginia, in Calhoun County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (West Virginia Route 5) and Court Street, on the left when traveling west on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 363 Main St, Grantsville WV 26147, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Calhoun County Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); First County Court (approx. 5.1 miles away); Job’s Temple (approx. 7.2 miles away); Gilmer County / Calhoun County (approx. 7.6 miles away); Stalnaker Plantation / Old Stalnaker Family Cemetery
Grantsville Marker at the Calhoun County Court House image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 30, 2021
2. Grantsville Marker at the Calhoun County Court House
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(approx. 8 miles away); Perry Hays & George Silcott / Louisa Hays & Amie Silcott (approx. 9.3 miles away); Arnoldsburg Skirmish (approx. 9.3 miles away); Engagement at Arnoldsburg (approx. 9.3 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 1, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 1, 2021, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 35 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 1, 2021, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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