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Grant County

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Created from Hardy County in 1866, Grant was named for General Ulysses Simpson Grant, who later became the eighteenth U.S. president. The Fairfax Stone, marking the southwestern limit of Maryland and head spring of the Potomac River, is situated in the extreme western angle of the county. Grant is known for its productive farms and mountain scenery.

County Seat: Petersburg, WV
Population: 11,299 (2000 Census)
Grant County Profile

Lodging: Grant County Hotels

Cities and Towns

Bayard, WV
Petersburg, WV


Grant County Schools

See Also

Greenland Gap


Straddling the Allegheny Front, Grant County's climate is greatly influenced by its dramatic landscape. Parts of the county west of the Allegheny Front are in tableland lifted to 4,000 feet above sea level; parts east of the front are largely located along the valleys of the Potomac River and its tributaries.

Temperature Mean Annual Average: 47 (Degrees F)
January Averages: High 35 (Degrees F) -- Low 16 (Degrees F)
July Averages: High 79 (Degrees F) -- Low 55 (Degrees F)

Long Term Precipitation

January: 3.43 inches -- July: 5.06 (inches) -- Annual: 48.0 (inches)

Mean Annual Snowfall Range

30 - 90 inches

Grant County Weather Forecast

Additional Sources of Information


West Virginia Geological Survey: Mineral and Grant Counties