in the 1800s, the town of
Bramwell, West Virginia is
located eight miles north of
Bluefield,West Virginia, adjacent
to Route 52. Bramwell is seated
2300 feet above sea level in
Mercer County, West Virginia. The
Bluestone River surrounds the
town in a horseshoe bend fashion
and it was first known as Horse
Shoe Bend in the early 1800s. The
Town's namesake, J.H. Bramwell
who arrived in Bramwell in 1883
was a New York civil engineer. As
first postmaster of a post office
that needed a legal label, he
said, "Every little baby has
a name, and this little town must
have the same. I therefore name
it Bramwell." Joseph H.
became first president of the
famed Bank of Bramwell, and a
big-time real estate investor. After
getting rich on real estate sales
in Bramwell he left the town for
Switzerland where he died in the
1890s. The town of Bramwell was
incorporated in 1888 under a
special charter granted by the
Circuit Court of Mercer County
with John D. Hewitt, Senior named
as the first mayor.
Bulletin - July 2007: New Town of Bramwell Mayor :
Louise Stoker won the Town of Bramwell 2007 mayoral election over incumbent Mayor Molly Lohr-Robinette by 10 votes, 104 to 94 and will took office on July 1, 2007.
Bramwell Town Council: Edris H. Miller, Jim Bishop, Steve Orey, Joe Vinciguerra and Katharine Hewitt Barringer.
Bramwell recorder is Sandy Flanagan.
NEW PEOPLES BANK OF BRAMWELL, WV