HISTORIC BRAMWELL PIONEER FAMILIES
Bramwell's Historic Bryant Pharmacy (~1929)
A most colorful and prominent citizen of the Town of Bramwell was ISSAIC T. MANN (1863 - 1931) . His life is highlighted here.
JOHN COOPER (1842 - 1899) He came to Mercer County in 1884 and opened the Pocahontas Coal operations. He is known as one of Mercer County's pioneer coal operators. Mr. Cooper made a fortune from his coal mining operations and left a honored name in the Town of Bramwell.
DWIGHT W. MCCORMICK (1904 - 1977) He was born in Waitville, West Virginia and educated at Concord College. After receiving his Bachelor Arts Degree he came to Bramwell as a teacher in 1931. He became principal of the school in 1935. He retired as principal of Bramwell High school in 1968. He is known for his administrative abilities and building of the school academic environment. His dedication to the Bramwell School and the Town of Bramwell was outstanding. He also served several terms as Bramwell's mayor during this time. MORE INFORMATION
DR. HOMER BROWNING LUTTRELL (1894 - 1992) Dr. Luttrell delivered some two thousand babies in his twenty one years in the Bramwell area as physician for all the families of the Buckeye, Booth-Bowen and Caswell Creek coal companies. He was the only Doctor in the entire Bramwell area from 1923 to 1944. He was known for his excellence in response to the community medical needs. As one long time Simmons resident, Mr. Walter "Punch" Clark said, "he never hesitated to go when called". MORE INFORMATION
JOHN DAVIS HEWITT
SR. (1847 - 1903)
He was sixteen when the Civil War broke out and he enlisted in the 13th Pennsylvania Cavalry, serving his two years. He came to the Pocahontas Coalfield in the early 1880s. In 1888 he helped charter the Town of Bramwell and was the Town's first mayor - 1889. He became the Vice President and General Manager of the Buckeye Coal and Coke Company that operated out of Freeman, West Virginia. Colonel Hewitt was one of the true "Coal Barons" of the area. Mr. Hewitt also helped found the Bramwell Episcopal Church. He loved politics and was a candidate for the State Senate in one election..
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Interesting Fact: In 1924 "The Coalfield Baseball League." consisted of four teams in the league including the Bluefield "Blue Grays," the Gary "Coal Diggers," the Pocahontas-Bramwell "Indians" and the Coalwood "Robins."
RETURN TO BRAMWELL HISTORY
AERIAL VIEW OF HISTORIC BRAMWELL ~ 1915
BRAMWELL - YEAR -1888
BRAMWELL - YEAR 1909 and 1919
BRAMWELL - YEAR -1988
BRAMWELL HISTORIC HOUSES
HISTORIC BRAMWELL DEPOT RECONSTRUCTION
LAST TRAIN TO BRAMWELL
HISTORIC BRAMWELL SWINGING BRIDGE RESTORATION
HISTORIC BRAMWELL BANK
COLONIAL FREEMAN, WV
HISTORIC BRAMWELL'S BLOCH STREET
HISTORIC BLUESTONE INN