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Grafton in Taylor County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Old Catholic Cemetery

 
 
Old Catholic Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, June 22, 2014
1. Old Catholic Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  About 500 graves of early Grafton settlers, dating 1857-1917, are in old cemetery located on land given by Sarah Fetterman to St Augustine Catholic Church. Headstones include names of Irish and German emigrants. Buried here is Thomas McGraw, B&O Railroad construction supervisor, local merchant and father of John T.—lawyer, banker, politician, and coal, railroad and lumber developer.
 
Erected 1982 by West Virginia Department of Culture and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (B&O), and the West Virginia Archives and History series lists.
 
Location. 39° 20.66′ N, 80° 1.444′ W. Marker is in Grafton, West Virginia, in Taylor County. Marker is at the intersection of North Pike Street (U.S. 50) and West Wifford Street, on the right when traveling west on North Pike Street. Across from the Grafton City Hospital. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Grafton WV 26354, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
Old Catholic Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, June 22, 2014
2. Old Catholic Cemetery Marker
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are within walking distance of this marker. Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Forcella Buildings (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bonafede Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Grafton Post Office (approx. 0.2 miles away); Welcome To Historic Grafton West Virginia (approx. 0.2 miles away); Taylor County Courthouse (approx. ¼ mile away); Grafton (approx. ¼ mile away); Latrobe Street (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grafton.
 
Old Catholic Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bradley Owen, July 6, 2021
3. Old Catholic Cemetery
Grave Of John T. McGraw image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bradley Owen, July 6, 2021
4. Grave Of John T. McGraw
Son of Thomas McGraw. Banker and politician. Coal, railroad and lumber developer.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 10, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 3, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 468 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 3, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.   3, 4. submitted on July 6, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia.

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May. 28, 2022