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Braxton County, West Virginia

300 Main St PO Box 486
Sutton, WV 26601
Phone: (304) 765-2833
Fax: (304) 765-2093

In central WV, northeast of Charleston; organized Jan 15, 1836 from Kanawha, Lewis, Nicholas, and Randolph counties. Name Origin: For Carter Braxton (1736-97), VA House of Burgesses (1767-71; 1775), a signer of the Declaration of Independence, and a member of the council of state (1786-91; 1794-97)

Area (sq mi):: 516.17 (land 513.48; water 2.69) Population per square mile: 28.90
Population 2005: 14,851 State rank: 39 Population change: 2000-20005 1.00%; 1990-2000 13.10% Population 2000: 14,702 (White 97.60%; Black or African American 0.70%; Hispanic or Latino 0.40%; Asian 0.10%; Other 1.10%). Foreign born: 0.20%. Median age: 39.60
Income 2000: per capita $13,349; median household $24,412; Population below poverty level: 22.00% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $15,587-$17,562
Unemployment (2004): 6.00% Unemployment change (from 2000): -2.00% Median travel time to work: 36.70 minutes Working outside county of residence: 29.50%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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School consolidation has been the most visible and controversial educational change in Braxton County, West Virginia. In the fall of 1950, when Kenna Seal entered first grade at a two-room school in Cedar Creek, there were more than 100 schools situated throughout the county.