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Mercer County, West Virginia


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Statistics & Facts

The West Virginia state capital is Charleston.
The population of Bramwell is approximately 620 (1990), 364 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 299 (1990), 164 (2010).
The amount of land area in Bramwell is 1.552 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Bramwell to Washington DC is 266 miles.
The distance to the West Virginia state capital is 72 miles. (as the crow flies)
Bramwell is positioned 37.32 degrees north of the equator and 81.31 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Bramwell elevation is 2,300 feet above sea level.


eight miles north of Bluefield,West Virginia
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History & History Related Items

Bramwell was named an official historic town in 1983.

Be sure to take a look at this great history page for Bramwell. There is much information and a great many pictures.

The first name for the community was Horse Shoe Bend, named such in the early 1800's for the way the Bluestone River went around town like a horseshoe. Later, the town was re-named for J.H. Bramwell, a New York Civil Engineer. He made his fortune in real estate in Bramwell, later leaving to live in Switzerland. He died in the 1890's.

During the late 1800's, Bramwell was known for having the largest number of millionaires per capita of any town in the entire country. During the early 1900's, there were as many as thirteen millionaires living in Bramwell.
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The settling of Bramwell


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