Taylor County

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Taylor County is named for John Taylor, who was a United States Senator from Virginia.

 

Created:  January 19, 1844

County Seat: 

Williamsport  1844 – 1878

Grafton         1878 – present

 

County Courthouse – Grafton      

 

Location:  214 West Main Street / Ethel Street

Built:  1880 – 1882

Style:  Romanesque Revival

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a three story buff and red colored brick structure. The north front is along the street line and has a central four story square brick tower. On the northeast corner is a large tower of three stories. The central entrance on the first story has two columns at flanking the arched opening. Above is gabled roof. On the third story is a projecting dormer at the roof line. The roof is hipped. An addition was constructed in 1909. The architect was John C Tibbetts and the contractor was Jones & Thomas. An Addition was constructed in 1924, The architect was Holmboe & Pogue.

 

County Courthouse Annex – Grafton      

 

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Location:  214 West Main Street / Ethel Street

Built:  1975 – 1976

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Whalen King Associates

Contractor:  Mellon-Stuart Company

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a two story brown colored brick structure. The building is attached to the courthouse on the west side. The north front has a large recessed porch with two square brick pillars. The roof line is flat.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Marion County and Monongalia County

E – Preston County

S – Barbour County

W – Harrison County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2012