Reprinted From 1929 WV Encyclopedia

Grantsville, county seat of Calhoun County, is situated on the north bank of the Little Kanawha River, fifty miles from Parkersburg at the junction of State Routes 16 and 35. It has one bank with total resources of $1,206,145.36; two weekly newspapers; two churches and one theater.

The town has one elementary school with 6 teachers and 177 students and the Calhoun High school with 12 teachers and 177 students. Electric power and light are are furnished by the Monongahela West Penn Public Service Company. A mayor and a council elected in January govern the town. It has property valued at $598,941 with a municipal tax rate of 75 cents on each $100 valuation.

Grantsville was laid out by Simon P. Stump in 1866, and is named for General U.S. Grant. It was established the county seat in 1869 and was chartered in 1896. The population is estimated to be 1200 (About 500 in 2007).

Data furnished by Boyd B. Stutler