A lot has changed in Grafton over the past century (or two). Here are some photos we found that show just how much Grafton has changed over the years.

Here is Grafton in 1859.

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Here’s another view of Grafton from the same year

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Here’s the B&O Hotel there in 1857

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Library of Congress (Public Domain)

A few years later, Grafton would become part of the new state of West Virginia

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Library of Congress (Public Domain)

This photo is from 1876

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So is this one… Notice the roundhouse

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Seems like there was a major flood in 1884

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In August 1890, one of the bridges collapsed:

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Here’s a map of the machine shop area

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Unfortunately the rest of these photos are undated.

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Do you know what year these are from? Tell us in the comments!

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