HISTORIC BRAMWELL, WEST VIRGINIA
BRAMWELL HISTORY FACTS - 23 DEC. 2010
In 2009 the bridge at the end of Main Street (where the brick ends, too) was named the Kate Hewitt bridge.
In 2008 the Swinging Bridge to Coopers was named for the famous african american poet, Anne Spencer who lived in Bramwell for sometime during her childhood.
In March 2010 the "Blue" Bridge on the East end of the Town of Bramwell will be will be dedicated in memory and honor of the Bramwell pioneeer Yon and Peraldo families.
LOST & FOUND: -- A 1958 Bramwell High School Class Ring with initials R.M was found in Belle Haven, VA in 1964. A miracle as happened and the ring has been returned to the BHS graduate that once wore it.
There is a serious effort underway to extend the Coal Heritage Tour Train into Fayette County. The President of the Coal Heritage Board, Ken Beard is reported to be spearheading this effort. VIEW OF THE LAST TRAIN TO BRAMWELL
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Statistics and Facts: Bramwell's population is 620......Approximate number of families is 299......1,552 sq. kilometers of land area.
Little Known Facts: At one time in this century Historic Bramwell had more millionaires per capita than any other town in the United States . Additionally, the Bank of Bramwell was the richest bank per capita in the United States.
Historic Bramwell once had a Baseball Team . SEE BRAMWELL'S 1907 BASEBALL TEAM.
Did you know that Dwight W. McCormick attended Alderson Baptist Academy on a baseball scholorship? He earned a M.A. in School Administration from Duke University in 1935. ( STORY OF DWIGHT W. MCCORMICK )
The first telephone line in Mercer County, WV was established in 1886 between Bramwell and Ingleside, a distance of 23 miles.
Did You Know: It has been reported that the Bramwell's bridge across the Bluestone River leading to Cooper, WV was dedicated as the Phoebe Goodwill Memorial Bridge. ( VIEW BRIDGE ). The bridge across the Bluestone River in Freeman was dedicated to Bramwell's pioneer coal baron John Freeman's wife, Isabella Freeman. ( VIEW FREEMAN MEMORIAL BRIDGE )
Historic Bramwell now has established a hiking trail from Bramwell to Pinnacle Rock via Reservoir Hollow. Many of us remember that trail from our youth days as just a path we traveled to pick blackberrys and gather black walnuts. Recently Bramwell's Jim Bishop took folks on a hike of this trail. Those thousands of pine tree in Reservior Hollow were planted some 50 years ago by Bramwell High School students. The Reservoir is featured on this site. ( HISTORIC BRAMWELL'S RESERVOIR )
MEET HISTORIC BRAMWELL'S PIONEER FAMILIES ..........