“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Bramwell, West Virginia

Clickable Map of Mercer 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> Mercer County, WV (34) McDowell County, WV (35) Raleigh County, WV (60) Summers County, WV (42) Wyoming County, WV (31) Bland County, VA (8) Giles County, VA (17) Tazewell County, VA (29)  MercerCounty(34) Mercer County (34)  McDowellCounty(35) McDowell County (35)  RaleighCounty(60) Raleigh County (60)  SummersCounty(42) Summers County (42)  WyomingCounty(31) Wyoming County (31)  BlandCountyVirginia(8) Bland County (8)  GilesCounty(17) Giles County (17)  TazewellCounty(29) Tazewell County (29)
Princeton is the county seat for Mercer County
Bramwell is in Mercer County
      Mercer County (34)  
      McDowell County (35)  
      Raleigh County (60)  
      Summers County (42)  
      Wyoming County (31)  
      Bland County, Virginia (8)  
      Giles County, Virginia (17)  
      Tazewell County, Virginia (29)  
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1West Virginia (Mercer County), Bramwell — Developing the Coal Field — National Coal Heritage Trail —
Stretching across western Mercer County through McDowell and southern Wyoming counties is the Pocahontas coalfield, one of the most productive, coal-bearing areas in the world. In this area, 6 seams of high-quality coal can be found close to the . . . Map (db m179086) HM
2West Virginia (Mercer County), Bramwell — Evolution of a Town — National Coal Heritage Trail —
Bramwell is situated on a horseshoe bend of the Bluestone River at the eastern edge of the Pocahontas coalfield. This was an ideal location for a town. It was close to the coalfield operations yet removed from the dirt and noise of the industry. . . . Map (db m179162) HM
3West Virginia (Mercer County), Bramwell — Jordan Nelson’s Coal Bank
Jordan Nelson, blacksmith, dug coal from bank to fuel forge, and made 1st commercial use by selling for 1 cent a bushel in 1870s. In 1873 I. A. Welch surveyed Pocahontas Coalfield for J. Hotchkiss who induced F. J. Kimball, later President of N&W . . . Map (db m130241) HM
4West Virginia (Mercer County), Bramwell — The Coal Barons — National Coal Heritage Trail —
While the description of Bramwell as a town of millionaires can be viewed as an exaggeration, it did have a significant number of wealthy families. Their wealth was built largely upon the rapid growth of the Pocahontas coalfield and Bramwell’s . . . Map (db m179168) HM
5West Virginia (Mercer County), Bramwell — The Coming of the Railroad — National Coal Heritage Trail —
The development of the southern West Virginia coalfields Was dependent upon transportation, specifically the railroad. In 1881, Thomas Graham and a group of investors from Philadelphia purchased the unsuccessful Atlantic, Mississippi & Ohio . . . Map (db m179097) HM
6West Virginia (Mercer County), Bramwell — The WorkersNational Coal Heritage Trail
Bramwell was not just the home to the owners and operators of the mines. The productive Pocahontas coalfield needed labor. Native Appalachians, immigrants of southern and eastern Europe and African-Americans from the agricultural south filled the . . . Map (db m179100) HM
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Sep. 30, 2022