Braxton County, West Virginia

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Braxton County is a county located in the central part of the U.S. state of West Virginia. By the 2000 census its population reached 14,702. Braxton County was formed in 1836 from parts of Lewis, Kanawha, and Nicholas counties and named for Carter Braxton, a Virginia statesman and signer of the Declaration of Independence. The county seat is Sutton. The center of population of West Virginia is located in Braxton County, in the town of Gassaway [1].

Important salt works were formerly located at Bulltown and here, in 1772, Captain Bull and his family and friendly Delaware Indians were massacred by frontiersmen.

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Geography

According to the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 516 square miles (1,336.4 km2), of which 513 square miles (1,328.7 km2) is land and 3 square miles (7.8 km2) (0.52%) is water.

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