Place:Grant, West Virginia, United States

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NameGrant
Alt namesGrantsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates39.117°N 79.2°W
Located inWest Virginia, United States     (1866 - )
See alsoHardy, West Virginia, United StatesParent county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Grant County is a county located in the State of West Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 11,937. Its county seat is Petersburg. Grant County was created from Hardy County in 1866 and named for General Ulysses Simpson Grant. After the American Civil War, there was an effort by former Confederates to name it 'Lee County' instead after General Robert E. Lee, but the effort proved fruitless.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1866 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1866 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1866 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1866 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1866 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1866 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1870 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1870 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1870 4,467
1880 5,542
1890 6,802
1900 7,275
1910 7,838
1920 8,993
1930 8,441
1940 8,805
1950 8,756
1960 8,304
1970 8,607
1980 10,210
1990 10,428

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