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Grant County,

West Virginia

 
 

Merle Wilson  is the County Coordinator for Grant County.
If you have any information you wish to contribute 
to this site please contact me. 

 updated July 14, 2003


Grant County was formed in 1866 and named for 
General Ulysses Simpson Grant who became the 
eighteenth president of the United States. 

Petersburg is the city for Grant  county government. 
The city was settled by Germans, Scotsmen, and Irishmen.
It was named for Jacob Peterson, who operated the 
first store in the settlement. 

In 1833 when the first post office was established, the name was changed to Lunice Creek, because Virginia already had a Petersburg.
Later when West Virginia was formed the original name was restored.
Petersburg was incorporated in 1845.

 The first church in the city was founded as 
Mount Zion Presbyterian Church by the Rev. William N. Scott. 
The first church building was destroyed by 
Union soldiers in the Civil War.








 

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