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Coopers in Mercer County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Bramwell

 
 
Bramwell Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dawn Bowen, July 20, 2007
1. Bramwell Marker
Inscription.  Called “Home of the Millionaires” when town’s fourteen represented the greatest per capita concentration in the U.S. Incorporated in 1889, Bramwell was the business and residential community for Pocahontas coalfield owners and operators such as J.H. Bramwell, I.T. Mann, Edward Cooper, Philip Goodwill, John Hewitt and William Thomas until Depression ruined economy. Recognized by National Register of Historic Places, 1984.
 
Erected by West Virginia Department of Culture and History. (Marker Number MR 1.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1889.
 
Location. 37° 19.39′ N, 81° 19.683′ W. Marker is in Coopers, West Virginia, in Mercer County. Marker is on Pocahontas Avenue, 1.1 miles south of the Town of Bramwell, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bramwell WV 24715, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mill Creek Coal & Coke Co.
Bramwell Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, July 24, 2021
2. Bramwell Marker
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(here, next to this marker); Jordan Nelson’s Coal Bank (approx. ¾ mile away); The Coal Barons (approx. 0.8 miles away); Evolution of a Town (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Coming of the Railroad (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Workers (approx. 0.8 miles away); Developing the Coal Field (approx. 0.8 miles away); Pocahontas Cemetery (approx. one mile away in Virginia).
 
More about this marker. This marker is a tin reproduction of the original monopole cast-metal marker that has apparently been lost. On the reverse is a reproduction of a different marker titled “Mill Creek Coal & Coke Co.” That other marker was located here, near the Mill Creek Coal & Coke building. The original of this side of the marker was likely closer to Bramwell proper.
 
Also see . . .
1. Historic Bramwell, WV. A pictorial and written history of Bramwell, WV and the surrounding historical coal mining communities that features many Bramwell pioneers and community leaders along with the 100 year history of Bramwell High School and it's alumni. (Submitted on November 19, 2008.) 

2. Historic Bramwell, WV. (Submitted on December 31, 2015, by William A. Petty of Amissville, Virginia.)
 
Main Street image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dawn Bowen, July 20, 2007
3. Main Street
Former Bank of Bramwell image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dawn Bowen, July 20, 2007
4. Former Bank of Bramwell
Collins House (ca. 1903) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dawn Bowen, July 20, 2007
5. Collins House (ca. 1903)
Built as an investment property by Jarius Collins (1859-1932) who moved to Bramwell in 1896. Collins was a widely known coal operator and developer.
Perry House (1902) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dawn Bowen, July 20, 2007
6. Perry House (1902)
Historic Bramwell image. Click for more information.
7. Historic Bramwell
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 23, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 3,623 times since then and 61 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 23, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia.   2. submitted on August 7, 2021, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.   3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 23, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia.   7. submitted on February 23, 2019. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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Jun. 28, 2022