Braxton County

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Braxton County is named for Carter Braxton, who was a member of the Continental Congress.


Created:  January 15, 1836

County Seat: 

Sutton  1836 – present


County Courthouse – Sutton 


Location:  307 Main Street / 4th Street

Built:  1881 – 1882

Style:  Early Colonial Revival

Architect:  Charles C Kemble of Wheeling

Contractor:  Wood and Atchison


Description:  The building faces north and is a two story red colored brick structure. The north front has an arched central entrance with stone arch trim above the windows on the first story. On the second story are arched windows with circular window at the peak. On the east and west sides, the building projects. On the center of the roof is a high square white cupola with black dome. A new addition extends east along the south side of the building. The roof is hipped. On the west side is the old Jail constructed in 1905.


See:  National Register of Historic Places – Sutton Downtown Historic District



N – Gilmer County and Lewis County

E – Webster County

S – Nicholas County

W – Clay County, Calhoun County and Gilmer County




















Photos taken 2012