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Bramwell Spring Tour
Tour The Homes Of The Millionaires


Bramwell was once considered the richest town in the United States for its size, reportedly with as many as fourteen millionaires living there in the early 20th century. Settled in 1885, by the largest holder of coal lands in the Pocahontas coalfield, the Flat Top Coal and Land Association, Bramwell flourished with businesses, a busy train station, and a glowing social life until the early 1930's when the nationwide depression, hard felt in the coal industry, contributed to the closing of the wealthy Bank of Bramwell. Today Bramwell's fascinating structures remain well preserved, standing as remnants of West Virginia's version of the "gilded age" This Saturday May 10th, the town hosts it's annual spring home tours where the public is invited to tour these beautiful homes and learn the rich history of Bramwell.

Bramwell Historical Society

Bramwell Spring Tour Person Interviewed: Betty Goins
Title: Tour Coordinator
Date: Saturday May 10th, 2014
Hours: Ticket sales begin at 1pm at the Bramwell Presbyterian Church, tours begin at 2pm
Location: Mercer County, West Virginia
Address: US Route 52 North 10 miles from Bluefield
Phone: 304 248-8381
Website: www.bramwellwv.com
EMail: bettylgoins@gmail.com

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