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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
(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
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
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