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Grafton is a small city located in Taylor County in northern West Virginia. Chartered in 1856, the town was named for John Grafton, a civil engineer for the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. The city of Grafton serves as the county seat and the population was 5,489 as of the 2000 census. Grafton is called "The Birthplace of Mother's Day," as the holiday was founded in the town on May 10, 1908. It's home to the International Mother's Day Shrine. The town of Grafton also boasts one of the oldest observances of Memorial Day in America with a parade every year since 1867. The only two national cemeteries in the state of West Virginia are also located in Grafton. Surrounded by lush rolling hills, historic landmarks and Tygart Lake and River, Grafton offers a rich history with modern conveniences and exciting recreational opportunities. Tygart Lake is a ten-mile long, 1,750-acre lake that offers fishing, boating, five hiking trails, camping, two gift shops and a restaurant that features delicious "down home" style cooking. During the summer, a park naturalist provides free guided nature programs and recreation activities for all guests. Other nearby attractions include a golf course, Pricketts Fort, Valley Falls, Philippi covered bridge and Fairmont State University. Valley Falls State Park features a spectacular series of falls, with a rock formation known as Connoquenessing Sandstone, that forms the cap of the falls over which the river plunges and swirls for over a mile down the narrow canyon floor.

Surrounding areas: Fairmont, West Virginia (11.9 mi), Union, West Virginia (16.7 mi), Kingwood, West Virginia (20.1 mi), Morgantown, West Virginia (20.2 mi), Five Forks, West Virginia (23.5 mi), Aurora, West Virginia (24.9 mi), Terra Alta, West Virginia (26.4 mi)

Grafton Vacation Rentals

Grafton Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Tygart Lake State Park LodgeRt 1 Box 260Grafton, WV (304) 265-6144
Holiday Inn Fairmont930 E Grafton RdFairmont, WV10.5 mi.(304) 366-5500
Comfort Inn1185 Airport RdFairmont, WV10.7 mi.(304) 367-1370
Days Inn228 Middletown RdFairmont, WV10.9 mi.(304) 366-5995
Red Roof Inn Fairmont50 Middletown RdFairmont, WV11.1 mi.(304) 366-6800
Super 8 Motel-bridgeport168 Barnett Run RdBridgeport, WV11.4 mi.(304) 842-7381
Fairfield Inn & Suites27 Southland DrFairmont, WV11.9 mi.(304) 367-9150
Super 8 Motel2208 Pleasant Vly RdFairmont, WV11.9 mi.(304) 363-1488
Super 8 Motel PhilippiPhilippi, WV13.1 mi.(304) 457-5888
Super 8 MotelPhilippi, WV13.1 mi.(304) 457-5888
Microtel Inn And Suites201 Conference Center WayBridgeport, WV13.2 mi.(304) 808-2000
Wingate Inn350 Conference Center WayBridgeport, WV13.2 mi.(304) 808-1000
Knights Inn1235 W Main StBridgeport, WV14.3 mi.(304) 842-7115
Days Inn Clarksburg112 Tolley StBridgeport, WV14.4 mi.(304) 842-7371
Holiday Inn100 Lodgeville RdBridgeport, WV14.4 mi.(304) 842-5411
Sleep Inn115 Tolley DrBridgeport, WV14.4 mi.(304) 842-1919
Ramada Inn250 Emily DrClarksburg, WV14.5 mi.(304) 623-2600
Town House West - New SectionClarksburg, WV17.9 mi.(304) 623-3716
Heldreth MotelRt 26 S Pob 564Kingwood, WV20.1 mi.(304) 329-1145
Comfort Inn Morgantown225 Comfort RdMorgantown, WV20.2 mi.(304) 296-9364
Holiday Inn Express - Morgantow605 Venture Dr-glenmark PLZMorgantown, WV20.2 mi.(304) 291-2600
Lakeview Golf Resort & SpaOne Lakeview DrMorgantown, WV20.2 mi.(304) 594-1111
Morgantown Econo Lodge15 Commerce DrMorgantown, WV20.2 mi.(304) 296-8774
Morgantown MotelMorgantown, WV20.2 mi.(304) 292-3374
Morgantown Usr Center300TH Chemical CompanyMorgantown, WV20.2 mi.(304) 292-1608
Springhill Suites By Marriott Morgantown1910 Hunters WayMorgantown, WV20.2 mi.(304) 225-5200
Waterfront Place HotelTwo Waterfront PlMorgantown, WV20.2 mi.(304) 296-1700
Clarion Hotel Morgan127 High StMorgantown, WV20.4 mi.(304) 292-8200
Holiday Motel1712 Mileground RdMorgantown, WV21.6 mi.(304) 292-3303
Quality Inn & Suites1400 Saratoga AveMorgantown, WV21.7 mi.(304) 599-1680
Econo Lodge Coliseum3506 Monongahela BlvdMorgantown, WV21.9 mi.(304) 599-8181
Hampton Inn1053 Van Voorhis RdMorgantown, WV21.9 mi.(304) 599-1200
Residence Inn Morgantown1046 Willowdale RdMorgantown, WV21.9 mi.(304) 599-0237
Best Western Mountaineer Inn366 Boyers AveMorgantown, WV22.0 mi.(304) 599-5399
Euro-Suites Hotel501 Chestnut Ridge RdMorgantown, WV22.1 mi.(304) 598-1000
Mid Town Motel300 Crim AveBelington, WV22.9 mi.(304) 823-2330
Tucker Country InnParsons, WV24.8 mi.(304) 478-2100
Wilderness PlantationJane Lew, WV26.2 mi.(304) 884-7806
Colonial Hotel (front Unit)24 N Kanawha StBuckhannon, WV26.4 mi.(304) 472-3000
Hampton Inn Buckhannon1 Commerce BlvdBuckhannon, WV26.6 mi.(304) 473-0900

Grafton Weather & Climate

Northern West Virginia has a four-season climate classified as humid continental. July is the average warmest month, with an average high temperature of 85. The average coolest month is January with an average low temperature of 21. Snowfall can occur anytime from late November to mid-April, with the most amounts falling during January and February. However, it is rare for a major snowstorm to hit this area. Rainfall is spread out fairly evenly over the entire year. Thunderstorms are frequent during the late spring and throughout the summer, and occasionally can be quite violent. Tornadoes are very rare in the state of West Virginia. The driest period tends to be during the autumn months of September and October. Spring is the most unpredictable season. It's not unusual in the springtime for a warm, sunny day to be followed immediately by a chilly, rainy day.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 37°F 20°F 3.45 in. -
February 42°F 21°F 2.95 in. -
March 52°F 29°F 4.07 in. -
April 63°F 38°F 3.59 in. -
May 72°F 48°F 4.85 in. -
June 79°F 56°F 4.24 in. -
July 83°F 61°F 4.92 in. -
August 82°F 59°F 4.18 in. -
September 75°F 53°F 3.51 in. -
October 64°F 41°F 3.03 in. -
November 52°F 33°F 3.68 in. -
December 42°F 25°F 3.38 in. -

Grafton Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Harrison Marion Regional airport (CKB) located about 11 miles west of Grafton in Clarksburg, West Virginia, the Allegheny County airport (AGC) located approximately 70 miles north of Grafton in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the Arnold Palmer Regional airport (LBE) located roughly 72 miles northeast of Grafton in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, and finally the Mid Ohio Valley Regional airport (PKB) located around 75 miles west of Grafton in Parkersburg, West Virginia.

Grafton Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Kennywood ParkWest MifflinPA71.1 mi.
Idlewild ParkLigonierPA74.9 mi.
Water Parks
Sandcastle Water ParkPittsburghPA76.0 mi.
Golf Courses
Tygart Lake Public Golf CourseGraftonWV 
Apple Valley Country ClubWhitehallWV10.2 mi.
Deer Run Golf CourseWinfieldWV10.2 mi.
Barbour Country ClubPhilippiWV13.2 mi.
Mountaineer Golf & Country ClubMorgantownWV19.6 mi.
Paradise Lake Golf CourseMorgantownWV19.6 mi.
Preston Country ClubKingwoodWV20.2 mi.
Meadow Ponds Golf CourseCassvilleWV22.2 mi.
HideAWay Golf CourseWest MilfordWV22.6 mi.
Holly Meadows Golf CourseParsonsWV25.1 mi.
EvUn Breth Golf CourseBuckhannonWV26.7 mi.
Lake Floyd Golf ClubBristolWV27.1 mi.
Dunkard Valley Golf CourseBlacksvilleWV28.1 mi.
Ski Areas
Wisp Ski AreaMchenryMD38.6 mi.
Bryce ResortBasyeVA75.4 mi.
MassanuttenHarrisonburgVA87.3 mi.
The HomesteadHot SpringsVA93.2 mi.
Blue KnobClaysburgPA106.3 mi.
Wintergreen ResortWintergreenVA117.4 mi.
Whitetail Ski ResortMercersburgPA117.6 mi.
State Parks
Valley Falls State ParkWV4.7 mi. 
Tygart Lake State ParkWV5.0 mi. 
Pricketts Fort State ParkWV12.3 mi. 
Audra State ParkWV20.9 mi. 
Mont Chateau State ParkWV23.4 mi. 
Watters Smith Memorial State ParkWV24.4 mi. 
Cathedral State ParkWV26.2 mi. 
Herrington Manor State ParkMD31.3 mi. 
Blackwater Falls State ParkWV32.5 mi. 
Swallow Falls State ParkMD33.6 mi. 
Canaan Valley State ParkWV37.3 mi. 
Fort Necessity State ParkPA40.0 mi. 
Zoos and Aquariums
Oglebay's Good ZooWheelingWV62.4 mi.
Pittsburgh ZooPittsburghPA76.0 mi.
National Aviary in PittsburghPittsburghPA76.0 mi.
The WildsCumberlandOH94.1 mi.
National Zoo Conservation & Research CenterFront RoyalVA102.1 mi.

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