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Taylor County, West Virginia
Formed on January 19, 1844 from Harrison, Barbour, and Marion Counties.
Named for the John Taylor (1753-1824), distinguished soldier and statesman of Caroline County, Virginia.
Williamsport, the oldest communtiy in the county, was chosen as the first county seat.
Williamsport was renamed Pruntytown after John Prunty, one of the county's earliest settlers.
Grafton is the current county seat, originally chartered in 1856 and named in honor of John Grafton, a civil engineer who laid out the route of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad in 1852 across what was then northwestern Virginia.
Monument to T. Bailey Brown, the first Union soldier killed during the Civil War.
Birthplace of Anna Jarvis, founder of Mother's Day and site of the international Mother's Day was observed. Mother's Day Church, (Andrews Methodist Church).


No guarantee is given or implied in the accuracy of the data found on this website. As with all family research one must strive to obtain the original source documents necessary for proof of accuracy.

My thanks to the previous host, Rhonda Smith
for maintaining this site from 2001-2005
©Taylor WVGenWeb County Coordinator

Les Shockey, West Virginia State Coordinator