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Grant County, West Virginia

US county information
NameGrant County
StateWest Virginia
US Area
Total Area480 sq mi (1243.2 km2)
Land Area477 sq mi (1235.4 km2)
Water Area3 sq mi (7.8 km2)
Population11299 (2000)
Density9/km2 (23.3/sq mi)

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Grant County is a county located in the U.S. state of West Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 11,937. Its county seat is Petersburg . Grant County was created from Hardy County in 1866 and named for General Ulysses Simpson Grant. After the American Civil War, there was an effort by former Confederates to name it 'Lee County' instead after General Robert E. Lee, but the effort proved fruitless.

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