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1772

The massacre of Captain Bull's band of Delaware Indians by frontiersmen at Bulltown Historic Area

Other events that happened on or around 1772

1836

Braxton County was created from Kanawha, Lewis, and Nicholas counties

Other events that happened on or around 1836

1836

John D. Sutton gave one acre of ground for a public square in Sutton

Other events that happened on or around 1836

Dec 29, 1861

Confederate soldiers burned most of downtown Sutton

1863

Civil War skirmish at Bulltown Historic Area

Other events that happened on or around 1863

1920

Braxton's population peaked at 23,973

Other events that happened on or around 1920

1961

The Army Corps of Engineers completed a dam on Elk River at Sutton

Other events that happened on or around 1961

1969

Braxton County High School opened

Other events that happened on or around 1969

1978

Burnsville Dam placed in operation

Other events that happened on or around 1978

1981

Braxton County Memorial Hospital opened

Other events that happened on or around 1981

1988

Gassaway depot was closed by CSX

Other events that happened on or around 1988


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