Grant County

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Grant County is named for General Ulysses S Grant ( 1822-1885 ), the 18th president of the United States.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Garret County, Maryland and Mineral County

E – Hardy County

S – Pendleton County

W – Randolph County and Tucker County


Created:  February 14, 1866                  Map of West Virginia highlighting Grant County

County Seat: 

Petersburg  1866 – present


County Courthouse – Petersburg 


Location:  5 Highland Avenue / Grove Street

Built:  1974 – 1976

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Herbert T Stratton of Winchester, Virginia

Contractor:  Harbel, Incorporated of Cumberland, Maryland


Description:  The building faces south and is a two story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Petersburg. The south front has a projecting second story. The entrance on the first story is recessed. The building is on the side of a slope with the north entrance on the second story. The roof line is flat. The building houses the County Circuit Court of the 21st Judicial Circuit and Family Court. 


Note:  The Magistrate’s Courthouse is located at  4 North Main Street and Virginia Avenue.


Old County Courthouse – Petersburg




Location:  115 Virginia Avenue / Pine Street

Built:  1878 – 1879 / 1908 – 1909

Style:  Neo-Colonial

Architect:  Unknown / George F Sansbury of Cumberland, Maryland

Contractor:   Unknown / A W Sites and local trades


 Description:  The building faces north and is a two story red colored brick structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Petersburg to the south of the courthouse. The north front has a large portico with four white colored Corinthian columns rising to a pediment at the roof line. There are outside stairs to the second story entrance. The roof is hipped. In the interior, the courtroom is located on the first story. Built in 1879, the cuilding was remodeled in 1909.


See:  National Register of Historic Places – Old Grant County Courthouse


See:  The 21st Judicial District includes Mineral County and Tucker County.


History:  The county was created in 1866 and Laurelton became the county seat where the first county officers met. In 1867, the county seat was moved to Mayville and the first courthouse was built in 1867. In 1872, Petersburg was declared to be the county seat. The second courthouse was built in 1878 to 1879. In 1908 to 1909, the courthouse was remodeled. The third and present courthouse was constructed in 1975 to 1976.




County Courthouse – Petersburg













Old County Courthouse – Petersburg







Photos taken 2012