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Sutton in Braxton County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Burning of Sutton

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, May 14, 2021
1. Burning of Sutton Marker
Inscription.  On December 29, 1861, Confederate partisans attacked a company of the 1st West Virginia Cavalry at Sutton. After ammunition ran low, the Federals left with part of the Confederate force in pursuit. When the Confederates returned, they found the town afire. Reportedly begun when one house was torched by partisans attempting extortion, the fire destroyed part of Sutton.
 
Erected 2016 by West Virginia Archives & History.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is December 29, 1861.
 
Location. 38° 39.99′ N, 80° 42.922′ W. Marker is in Sutton, West Virginia, in Braxton County. Marker is on Main Street 0.1 miles east of Camden Avenue (West Virginia Route 4), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sutton WV 26601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Burning of Suttonville (a few steps from this marker); The War and Suttonville (approx. 0.4 miles away); How Did Braxton County Get Its Name? (approx. 0.4 miles away); Geographic Center
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By Mike Wintermantel, May 14, 2021
2. Burning of Sutton Marker
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(approx. 3.3 miles away); Skirmish at Salt Lick Bridge (approx. 8.9 miles away); Nicholas County / Braxton County (approx. 9 miles away); America's Guard of Honor (approx. 10˝ miles away); Bulltown / Bulltown Battle (approx. 11.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sutton.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 15, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 15, 2021, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 47 times since then. Last updated on May 15, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 15, 2021, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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