“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Braxton County, West Virginia

Clickable Map of Braxton County, West Virginia and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Braxton County, WV (8) Calhoun County, WV (7) Clay County, WV (6) Gilmer County, WV (8) Lewis County, WV (19) Nicholas County, WV (36) Webster County, WV (3)  BraxtonCounty(8) Braxton County (8)  CalhounCounty(7) Calhoun County (7)  ClayCounty(6) Clay County (6)  GilmerCounty(8) Gilmer County (8)  LewisCounty(19) Lewis County (19)  NicholasCounty(36) Nicholas County (36)  WebsterCounty(3) Webster County (3)
Adjacent to Braxton County, West Virginia
    Calhoun County (7)
    Clay County (6)
    Gilmer County (8)
    Lewis County (19)
    Nicholas County (36)
    Webster County (3)
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1West Virginia (Braxton County), Bulltown — Bulltown / Bulltown Battle
Bulltown Important point in plan of Washington to establish water transportation to West. Salt was made here as early as 1792. Attack of whites in 1772 upon Captain Bull's Indian village here was among the causes of Dunmore's War. . . . Map (db m37050) HM
2West Virginia (Braxton County), Burnsville — Braxton County/Gilmore County
Braxton County Formed in 1836 from Lewis, Kanawha, and Nicholas. Named for Carter Braxton, signer of the Declaration of Independence. Washington planned to establish important point in project for western communication in this county. Gilmore . . . Map (db m73419) HM
3West Virginia (Braxton County), Burnsville — Town of Burnsville
Area first settled in 1798; Payton Byrnes came in 1830. First known as Lumberport in 1866, when Capt. John Burns established first saw mill in area. Incorporated by county in 1902 and named for Burns.Map (db m50025) HM
4West Virginia (Braxton County), Frametown — America's Guard of Honor
Dedicated to the memory of all Paratroopers and Gliderman who spearheaded all major invasions by dropping behind enemy lines to secure military objectives. "Lest We Forget" whose courage, dedication and traditions make them America's finest.Map (db m70903) WM
5West Virginia (Braxton County), Heaters — Skirmish at Salt Lick Bridge
On October 13, 1863, Confederate troops under Col. W. L. "Mudwall" Jackson attacked Union forces at Bulltown, where they were repulsed by elements of the 6th and 11th WV infantries. Compelled to withdraw, Jackson’s men retreated to Salt Lick Bridge . . . Map (db m161248) HM
6West Virginia (Braxton County), Napier — Battle of Bulltown"Come and take us"
On the hill in front of you are two fortifications that Union Gen. George B. McClellan ordered constructed late in1861. They guarded the wooden covered bridge located here on the Weston and Gauley Bridge Turnpike. In October 1863, Capt. William H. . . . Map (db m58727) HM
7West Virginia (Braxton County), Sutton — The Burning of SuttonvillePartisan Attack
In 1861, Col. Erastus B. Tyler’s 7th Ohio Infantry constructed earthworks near Suttonville to protect the suspension bridge across the Elk River. Later in the year, Capt. Weston Rowand’s Co. K, 1st Virginia Cavalry (US), about a hundred men, . . . Map (db m58728) HM
8West Virginia (Braxton County), Sutton — The War and SuttonvilleChanging Occupations — Jones-Imboden Raid —
(Preface): On April 20, 1863, Confederate Gens. William E. “Grumble” Jones and John D. Imboden began a raid from Virginia through present-day West Virginia against the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. Taking separate routes, . . . Map (db m58729) HM
May. 6, 2021