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1753

John Taylor was born

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1768

John Simpson was the first white person to settle in Taylor County

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1824

John Taylor died

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Jan 19, 1844

Taylor County was created by act of General Assembly

1844

Pruntytown became the county seat of Taylor County

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1852

Grafton emerged as a city

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1870

The Daily Sentinel became the Taylor County newspaper

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1878

Taylor County seat was moved to Grafton

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1938

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers completed the Tygart Dam

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1940

Taylor County population peaked at 19,919

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1953

Carr China Company went out of business

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1966

The Carr China Factory building burned

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1970

Taylor County population was at 13,878

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1975

The Grafton Daily Sentinel became the Mountain Statesman

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2000

Taylor County population was 16,089

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