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Braxton County

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Braxton County
General store at Canfield, WV
Braxton County Courthouse at Sutton, WV
Map showing Braxton County

Formed in 1836 from parts of Lewis, Kanawha and Nicholas counties and named for Carter Braxton, Virginia statesman and signer of the Declaration of Independence. George Washington planned to establish an important point in a project for western communication in this county.

County Seat: Sutton, WV
Population: 14,702 (2000 Census)
Braxton County Profile

Lodging: Braxton County Hotels

Weather: Braxton County, WV

Schools: Braxton County Schools

Cities and Towns

Burnsville, WV
Flatwoods, WV
Sutton, WV
Gassaway, WV


Temperature Mean Annual Average: 54 (Degrees F)
January Averages: High 43 (Degrees F) -- Low 21 (Degrees F)
July Averages: High 86 (Degrees F) -- Low 62 (Degrees F)

Long Term Precipitation

January: 3.02 inches -- July: 4.92 (inches) -- Annual: 46.4 (inches)

Mean Annual Snowfall Range

35 - 60 inches

Additional Sources of Information


History of Braxton County and central West Virginia -- Published 1919

West Virginia Geological Survey: Braxton and Clay Counties