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Grafton in Taylor County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Old Catholic Cemetery

 
 
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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.
 
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. Touch for map. Across from the Grafton City Hospital. Marker is in this post office area: Grafton WV 26354, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Grafton (approx. 0.2 miles away); The First Campaign (approx. 0.3 miles away); Valley Falls (approx. 0.9 miles away); Federal Dam (approx. 1.1 miles away); a different marker also named Grafton (approx.
Old Catholic Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 22, 2014
2. Old Catholic Cemetery Marker
1.1 miles away); Dedicated to the Memory of Thornsbury Bailey Brown (approx. 1.2 miles away); John Barton Payne (approx. 2.9 miles away); Pruntytown (approx. 2.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grafton.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 3, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 197 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 3, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photos of the graves of Thomas McGraw and his son. • Can you help?
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