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Bramwell


See DanTraveling.com's video on Bramwell!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5htV2WWMuHo

 

At one time, Bramwell, West Virginia, was the richest town in the United States for its size, with as many as 14 millionaires living there in the early 20th century..  Bramwell was the place where the coal-mine owners lived (and entertained) in lavish mansions.  Today, Bramwell is an interesting place to visit, and many of the historic structures remain extremely well-preserved.  The train station has been converted into a museum. (In its heyday, as many as 14 trains went in and out of Bramwell each day.) At the train station, you can pick up a map of Bramwell and go on an easy walking tour around town.  Many of the mansions are still there, and you can see them from the outside.

Bramwell was named to the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior in 1983.  Bramwell is just off U.S. 52 between Bluefield and Welch.  From Bluefield, go west on U.S. 52 for about 6 miles.  Turn south on W.Va. 120.  Continue on W.Va. 120 for 1/2 mile to Bramwell.  For more information on Bramwell, call 1-866-248-TOUR.


Railroad station museum

Downtown Bramwell as seen from the museum

Downtown Bramwell, looking back towards the museum

Notice the mansion to the left of downtown
Below are other photos of mansions in Bramwell. 
All are within a three square block area.

 

 

 

Links

Mercer County Convention and Visitors Bureau
(Serving Bluefield and Princeton, West Virginia)
www.mccvb.com
1-800-221-3206