Gratfton Ghost Town
Grafton (Washington County) is two miles west of Rockville and one-fourth mile south of the Virgin River. Grafton was a small settlement established in 1859 by Nathan C. Tenney and others from Virgin. The settlement was first named Wheeler, then Grafton, another town either in Massachusetts or England this is still a disputed matter. Grafton became a ghost town in 1921 after repeated flooding.
Today vandalism is slowly destroying the abandoned buildings. Marvelous Flood Tenney’s name has become folklore because his mother gave birth to her baby during the height of a flood that swept through the town.
John W. Van Cott