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Grimsborough's map.

Grimsborough is a huge city divided into 6 districts, some connected by bridges. The first 56 cases of the game are located in this city.


Founder of Grimsborough

Statue of William Cooper in Cooper Park.

The city of Grimsborough was founded by William Cooper in 1845. It is known that William, at some point in his life, settled in the Historical Center district of the city along with his pet dog, Ellington.

According to William's descendant, Ashton Cooper, Grimsborough was only the leftovers of a small Pilgrim settlement before his ancestor built it.

William also has a statue of him built at Cooper Park in the Financial Center.


The city of Grimsborough features six different districts.

Industrial Area

Industrial Area is the first district of Grimsborough. It is a worker-oriented district ravaged by organized crime and gang activity.

Cases #1-#11 are situated in this district.

Financial Center

Financial Center is the second district of Grimsborough. This district is reminiscent to the real-world Wall Street and Central Park in New York. Roman Harris, known as the architect of the city, is the one who designed and built the Financial District and most of modern day Grimsborough.

Cases #12-#21 are situated in this district.

Historical Center

Historical Center is the third district of Grimsborough. This district features many historical novelties of Grimsborough as well as being near a forest preserve and a lake. As the name implies, this is where the founder, William Cooper, and his pet dog, "Ellington", settled in. According to Alex Turner and Elvira Milton, the Historical Center was founded by Baron Salvadore. 

Cases #22-#31 are situated in this district.


University is the fourth district of Grimsborough. As an aptly named district, it is a schooling institution with an accredited baccalaureate college, a football field, and several schooling fronts.

Cases #32-#41 are situated in this district.

Maple Heights

Maple Heights is the fifth district of Grimsborough. It is considered to be an affluent district of the city.

Cases #42-#51 are situated in this district. 


Airport is the sixth and final district of Grimsborough. It is a "hidden" district which can be unlocked after completing It All Ends Here. All cases in this district require investigation in a crime scene from the past, with its events dated from 1642-1649.

Cases #52-#56 are situated in this district.

To view all the cases located in Grimsborough, see Category:Cases of Grimsborough.

Known Mayors


  • "Welcome to Grimsborough" Signboard
  • The Team of Grimsborough Police DepartmentGo to Grimsborough Police Department
  • The Blue Flamingo Night Club
  • Oakville Valley
  • Cooperville
  • Queen Street Subway Station
  • River
  • Parking Lot
  • The Statue of William CooperGo to William Cooper
  • Cooper Park Fountain
  • Shopping Center
  • The Golden Thimble
  • Backyard
  • Baby's Bedroom
  • Sleeping Corner in the Derelict Hallway
  • Chez Valentine Kitchen
  • Main Street
  • City Center (Walton Square)
  • Casino's Top Floor
  • Grim News Headquarters
  • Antique Shop
  • Grimsborough Theater
  • Stall
  • Dog Pageant Arena
  • Sorority Common Room
  • College Grounds
  • Greenhouse
  • Tea Room
  • Wollcrafts' Garage Laboratory
  • Lake
  • Camp
  • Grimsborough Cemetry
  • Comic Book Store
  • Concert Stage
  • Diner Table
  • Football Field
  • Victorian Garden
  • Subway Platform
  • Grimsborough Library
  • The Livingstone Club
  • The Marina Boardwalk in Maple Heights
  • Grimsborough's Natural Harbor
  • The infamous Crimson Order, "controlling" Grimsborough since 1642.Go to The Crimson Order
  • The Crimson Order, along with Jones and Grace, featuring in the final case of Grimsborough.
    Go to There Will Be Blood
  • Take off to the new city.

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