Braxton County Courthouse
Image by J. Stephen Conn
Several buildings in downtown Sutton are on the National Register of Historic Places. Notable among these is the County Courthouse and the old County Jail. On the courthouse square you will also find a monument to Sutton County veterans of wars dating back to the American Revolution. The Historic District is roughly bounded by Main St., River View Dr., and First St. It consists of 270 acres, 85 buildings, and 2 structures.
Sutton, first settled in 1792, has a colorful history that figures prominently in the early settlement and development of western Virginia’s interior. Its location on the Weston and Gauley Bridge Turnpike made Sutton a strategic point during the War Between the States.