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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; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Braxton County, WV (15) Calhoun County, WV (12) Clay County, WV (11) Gilmer County, WV (24) Lewis County, WV (63) Nicholas County, WV (44) Webster County, WV (18)  BraxtonCounty(15) Braxton County (15)  CalhounCounty(12) Calhoun County (12)  ClayCounty(11) Clay County (11)  GilmerCounty(24) Gilmer County (24)  LewisCounty(63) Lewis County (63)  NicholasCounty(44) Nicholas County (44)  WebsterCounty(18) Webster County (18)
Sutton is the county seat for Braxton County
Adjacent to Braxton County, West Virginia
      Calhoun County (12)  
      Clay County (11)  
      Gilmer County (24)  
      Lewis County (63)  
      Nicholas County (44)  
      Webster County (18)  
 
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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 / Gilmer 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. Gilmer . . . Map (db m73419) HM
3West Virginia (Braxton County), Burnsville — Burnsville Bridge(1893)
Has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places By the United States Department of the Interior 1995Map (db m173332) HM
4West 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
5West 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
6West 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
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7West 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
8West Virginia (Braxton County), Sutton — Burning of Sutton
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 . . . Map (db m173334) HM
9West Virginia (Braxton County), Sutton — Fighting and FlamesSuttonville Burns
The scenic Elk River now flows peacefully before you, but in 1861, the conflict raged here. That year, Col. Erastus B. Tyler's 7th Ohio constructed earthworks near this location to protect an important suspension bridge. About 100 men of Capt. . . . Map (db m208238) HM
10West Virginia (Braxton County), Sutton — How Did Braxton County Get Its Name?
Panel 1 How Did Braxton County Get Its Name? Ten years after Sutton was incorporated, Braxton County was formed in 1836. The new county was named after Carter Braxton, a signer of the Declaration of Independence. The Town of Sutton . . . Map (db m173346) HM
11West Virginia (Braxton County), Sutton — Revolutionary War Monument
Honoring Revolutionary War Soldiers and Patriots buried in Braxton County. Andrew Skidmore, 1750-1827 • Charles Francis Boggs Jr., 1754-1837 • Jacob Fisher 1763-1846 • Peter Shields, 1755-1832 • John Dobbins 1747-1833 • Patrick Murphy, . . . Map (db m179591) WM
12West 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
13West 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
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14West Virginia (Braxton County), Sutton — World War 1917–18 MemorialHonor Roll
Boggs, Clarence H. • Brown, Solomon • Buckner, Thomas • Carr, Benjamin H. • Clayton, Harry • Clowser, David • Conley, John P. • Craft, John E. • Criss, Guy Harley • Cutlip, William I, • Dobbins, Thomas • Dulin, Edwin L. • Exline, Oscar • Fisher, . . . Map (db m179590) WM
15West Virginia (Braxton County), Tesla — Geographic Center
The geographic center of the irregular-shaped state of West Virginia is near this point, according to accepted methods of locating centers of geographic areas. It was also West Virginia's center of population in 1860.Map (db m173331) HM
 
 
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Dec. 8, 2022