Grafton is a charming community located in Lorain County. It's approximately 20 minutes from the city of Elyria. Homes for rent allow families to enjoy some grub at Nancy's Street Diner, dive into some Mexican cuisine at Mezcal or grab an ice cream cone at Grafton Scoop.
Facts for Renters
Grafton's history began in the early 1800s, when two Connecticut brothers chose to visit the area. They were sent there to visit the land that their father Samuel had acquired.
The brothers and one of their wives returned a year later, in 1817. The couple selected land from four lots, two of which are located in Grafton today. One of the brothers, Grindall, chose to marry his wife at one of the log cabins the family built. It was the first marriage in the town. As the family got larger, a homestead was built on Medina Road.
By 1846, the Cleveland, Cincinnati and Columbus Railroad completed its track survey. With the presence of a railroad, there was a desire for a station to be built. The brothers were encouraged to begin building a village where a station could be established. The brothers sold some of their lots, allowing Grafton station to be built.
The village was finally incorporated in 1877 and named Grafton.
The first school was built right before the incorporation in 1849.
Resources for Renters
Learn more about the vast history of this village by visiting the Grafton website.
Find out when the local school enrollment dates are or just how to get involved in school fundraising or on the committee by checking out the Midview Schools website.
Get daily scoop of breaking news, current events and local happenings by reading the Lorain-Telegram, the county's news publication.