By The Numbers
Grant County has a strong, stable, and diverse economy. Our local and state taxes offer a tax structure that is fair and affordable. As a Right-to-Work state and with some of the lowest workers compensation rates in the nation, businesses have the opportunity to thrive.
Grant County, West Virginia
Grant County is located in the Potomac Highlands region of West Virginia, surrounded by small town charm while providing close proximity to major business hubs. Created in 1866 from Hardy County and named for General Ulysses S. Grant, Grant County is bordered by Hardy County on the east, Mineral County and Garrett County, MD on the north, Tucker County to the west, Randolph County on the extreme southwest corner, and Pendleton County on the south. Petersburg is one of two incorporated towns in the county, and serves as the county seat.
Distances to Major Cities
WASHINGTON D.C. 138 miles - 2.5 hour drive
Pittsburgh, PA 161 miles - 3 hour drive
Baltimore, MD 175 miles - 3 hour drive
Richmond, VA 194 miles - 2.5 hour drive
Charleston, wv 195 miles - 3.25 hour drive
Winchester, VA 70 miles - 1.25 hour drive
Philadelphia, PA 280 miles - 4.5 hour drive
New York, NY 350 miles - 6 hour drive
Charlotte, NC 360 miles - 6 hour drive
Of U.S. Population
Lives within 500 miles
Computer & Internet Use
Detailed information is available from a variety of organzation providing services within Grant County. The County Government, Board of Education, Convention and Visitors Bureau, Chamber of Commerce, and local Health Department can all provide information upon request.