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Grantsville is a town in Calhoun County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for Ulysses S. Grant.
The latitude of Grantsville is 38.923N. The longitude is -81.096W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 712 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 537.
Some local county residents fought small guerilla-type affairs against Union troops here in late 1861.
Shortly afterward, in 1862, the state made the community Calhoun County's county seat. Until the end of the century, Arnoldsburg, the old county seat, battled unsuccessfully to win back the county seat.
In 1896, Grantsville incorporated.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Grantsville demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Calhoun County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 26147 ZIP code.
18% of Grantsville residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Grantsville ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Grantsville was $13,501, compared with $21,587 nationally.
13% of Grantsville residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Grantsville, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $237. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $483.
Libraries in Grantsville include Calhoun County ... View libraries
Newspapers in Grantsville include Calhoun Chronicle
Calhoun County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Grantsville political report.
The average commute time for Grantsville workers is 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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