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Braxton County was formed in 1836 from parts of Lewis, Kanawha, and Nicholas Counties and named for Carter Braxton, a Virginia statesman and signer of the Declaration of Independence. Important salt works were formerly located at Bulltown and here, in 1772, Captain Bull and his family and friendly Delaware Indians were massacred by frontiersman.

Incorporated Communities
Town of Burnsville
Town of Flatwoods
Town of Gassaway
Town of Sutton

Unincorporated Communities
Bonnie * Braxton * Canfield * Caress * Centralia * Clem * Copen * Corley *
Cutlips * Dingy * Duck * Elmira * Exchange * Falls Mill * Frametown * Gip * Glendon *
Heaters * Herold * Little Birch * Little Otter * Napier * Newville * Riffle * Rosedale * Servia *
Strange Creek * Tague * Tesla * Wilsie


Braxton County Data

Birth Records

Church Histories / Records

County Records

Death Records

Family Bibles

Miscellaneous Data

School Records

Wills/Probate Records

Website Updates:
Nov 2013:  1883 Pensioners
July 2013: BERRY bio
Apr 2013: WW2 Casualties
Dec 2012: James A. Johnson Biography, Baxter Obituary, Charles Y. Byrne Obituary
Feb 2012: Wesley Mollohan Biography
Jan 2012: Linn Family Biography




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Surrounding Counties

Lewis County (northeast)

Nicholas County (south)

Webster County (southeast)

Clay County (southwest)

 Calhoun County (west)

 Gilmer County (northwest)

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