Place:Grafton, Taylor, West Virginia, United States

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NameGrafton
TypeCity
Coordinates39.342°N 80.02°W
Located inTaylor, West Virginia, United States
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Grafton is a city in — and the county seat of — Taylor County, West Virginia, United States. The population was 5,164 at the 2010 census. Both of West Virginia's national cemeteries are located in Grafton. Mother's Day was founded in Grafton on May 10, 1908 and the city is home to the International Mother's Day Shrine.

Grafton was among the first cities in the United States to observe Memorial Day.[1] It originally developed as a junction point for the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. It served numerous branches of a network that was vital to the regional coal industry.

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