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Braxton County

County Facts

Date of Formation: 1836
Named: For Carter Braxton, VA statesman and signer of the Declaration of Independence.
County Seat: Sutton

Sources

Books

Braxton County Heritage Book Committee. Heritage of Braxton County, West Virginia. Walsworth Publishing Company, 1995.
975.466 W956.

Braxton County Historical Society. Journal of Braxton County Historical Society. Sutton, West Virginia.
Per.

Burnsville on the Kanawha, Braxton County WV History, n.p n.d.
975.466 B967 Pam.

Byrne, J. Sutton A Good Place To Call Home. Elkins, West Virginia, Byrne Printing Company, 1960.
975.466 B995 Pam.

Comstock, Jim. Hardesty's Historical and Genealogical Encyclopedia Richwood, West Virginia, Jim Comstock, 1973.
975.4003 H259 V.3

Exchange Community. (On-line version)

Harmon, Julius French. Concerning The Carvings On The Braxton And Yarmouth Stones. West Virginia History, Volume 37 (1975-76).
Arc 1. 4:37.

Howe, Barbara. Civil War in Bulltown, West Virginia History, Volume 44.

Michael, Ronald L. Historical And Architectural Study Of Buildings And Artifacts Associated With The Bulltown Historic Area, Burnsville Lake Project, Braxton County West Virginia. Huntington, West Virginia, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 1979.
728.09754 M621.

Rollyson, T.P. and James Mrs Link. History Of Frametown and Vicinity. n.p. n.d. (On-line version)
Xwv 1. Agr 3. 2: F7.

Strandwold, Olaf. Norse Inscriptions On American Stones. Weehauken, New Jersey, M. Bjorndal, 1948.
970.013 S897 Pam.

_____________. Braxton-Wilson Tablet, Notes on the Grave Creek and Braxton County Rune Stones. Moundsville, West Virgnia, Upper Ohio Valley Pioneer, March 1946.
Per.

Sutton, John Davison. Braxton County's Place In The Sun. Sutton, West Virginia, Braxton Democrat Printing, 1942.
917.5466 S967.

_________________. History of Braxton County and Central West Virginia, 1919. Parsons, West Virginia, McClain Printing Company, Reprint, 1967.
975.466 S967.

West Virginia's Writers' Program. Bulltown Community, Charleston, West Virginia, 1940.

___________________________. Gassaway and Community. Gassaway, West Virginia, Depot Management Authority, 1994.
975.466 W956.

___________________________. Of Stars and Bars. Charleston, West Virginia, 1940.

___________________________. Sutton On The Elk. Charleston, West Virginia, 1940.

Newspaper Clippings

"After the Storm, Sutton's Landmark Landmark Seeks Help," Charleston Gazette, 5-5-1991.
"Ancient Landmark Overlooking Servia," Braxton Citizens News, 2-20-1989.
"Archaeologists Dig Plant Site," Charleston Daily Mail, 11-11-1994.
"Army Engineers Plan Bulltown Restoration," Braxton Democrat, 9-26-1974.
"Braxton Was Scene of Brutal Conflicts," Post Herald, 6-5-1965.
"Braxton County's New Wood Factory, Charleston Gazette, 4-25-1965.
"Braxton County's Lone Surviving Southern Vet, Recalls Life as Soldier," Exponent, 9-10- 1939.
"Braxton County Created 129 Years Ago," Post Herald, 6-4-1965.
"Braxton Has a Number of Indian Mounds," Post Herald, 6-7-1965.
"Braxton's First Settlers Fooled Indians for a Time," Clarksburg Exponent, 1-7-1940.
"Bulltown is Restored as Landmark," News Tribune, 7-23-1987.
"Bulltown-Falls Mill Area Subject of Research Project," Telegram, 11-26-1980.
"Bulltown," Appalachian Life, 8-21-1975.
"City Woman, 84, Has Forgiven Union Troops for Killing Calf," Charleston Gazette, 6-18- 1939.
"Civil War Battle Site Restored," Ritchie Gazette, 7-30-1987.
"Civil War Post Scene of New Center," Charleston Gazette, 6-14-1987.
"Clara Bender, 1857-1942," WV Hillbilly, 4-23-1983.
"Cultural Dance Teacher Dies at 45," Charleston Gazette, 6-29-1996.
"Depot Dreams, Gassaway Pinning Hopes on Restoration," Charleston Daily Mail, 6-15- 1990.
"Former Democrat Publisher Dies," Braxton Democrat, 12-22-1989.
"Gassaway Depot on Historic List," Clarksburg Telegram, 4-26-1994.
"General Store is County Tradition," Charleston Gazette Metro North, 5-25-1983.
"Hard-to-Get is Easy-to-Find in Gassaway," Charleston Gazette, 7-5-1995.
"Holly and Birch Settled Early," Braxton Democrat, 10-30-1975.
"How Circuit Rider Fired Entire Village to Purge It of Unholy People," Advertiser, 11-5- 1922.
"How Braxton County Towns and Streams Received Names," Braxton Democrat, 6-2-1938.
"Little to be Same in Falls Mills," Charleston Gazette, 5-4-1977.
"Local man Possesses Aged Servant Contract," Braxton Democrat, 10-17-1935.
"Log Rafts Coming Round the Bend," WV Hillbilly, 11-14-1964.
"Mall Developer Sees Flatwoods Facility Growing," Weirton Daily Times, 4-16-1996.
"Man Who Served Gave Name to Creek," Post Herald, 10-19-1967.
"Old Letter Describes Civil War Skirmishes in Braxton, Nicholas," Exponent, 6-9-1940.
"Old Kilns Serve as Reminders of Early Iron Industry," n.p.n.d.
"Old Look at Bulltown," Charleston Gazette, n.d.
"Old Account Book Reveals Picture of Pioneer Times," n.p. n.d.
"Picturesque Route D\Four Extends Thru Historical Territory of WV," Gazette, 4-25-1927.
"Pioneers Had Bit of Fun in Naming Sutton Creeks," Charleston Daily Mail, 6-4-1937.
"Plan to Save Gassaway Depot Picking Up Steam," Charleston Gazette, 7-5-1990.
"Progress Bulltown Historic Area Burnsville Lake Noted," Braxton Citizens News, 4-22- 1983.
"Progress Report: Sutton Dam," Charleston Gazette, 6-8-1958.
"Razing of Building Recalls Burning of Sutton During 1861," Charleston Daily Mail, 3-27- 1938.
"Recurring Braxton Turtle May Be Civil War Veteran," Charleston Gazette, 10-19-1971.
"Roadside Markers Will Be Placed in Braxton County," n.p. n.d.
"Shelt Carpenter's Tales Famos Throughout State," Exponent-Telegram, 5-9-1937.
"Slice of Sutton History Preserved," Charleston Gazette, 2-26-1988.
"State's Middle is Center of Controversy," Charleston Gazette, 10-16-1995.
"Surprise on Strange Creek," Charleston Gazette, 5-22-1966.
"Sutton Citizens Recall Interesting Incidents About Old Court House," Exponent, 3-27- 1938.
"Sutton Bank," Braxton Central, 7-10-1969.
"Sutton Burned in Year of 1861," Braxton Democrat, 11-28-1975.
"Sutton's Music Men," Gazette Mail, 1-23-1966.
"The Burnsville Steam Compression Station," Iron Mem Album, November-December 1994.
"Vista's in West Virginia," Charleston Gazette, 2-12-1967.

Braxton County Records on Microfilm

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