"Sutton, Braxton County, West Virginia" Sutton by Stephen-KarenConn

Sutton Travel Guide: 7 reviews and 32 photos

Sutton, established in 1824, is the seat of Braxton County, West Virginia, along the Elk River. The population was 1,011 at the 2000 census.

I stopped for the night here during a road trip through West Virginia. Although this is obviously not a wealthy town, it is located in a very scenic setting, steeped in history and the people are as friendly as any you will ever meet. There are also several recreational and historic attractions in the area that are well worth a visit.

  • Last visit to Sutton: Jul 2006
  • Intro Updated Aug 13, 2006
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  • Feb 12, 2011 at 7:45 PM

    It should be noted that Indians never burned Sutton. They were long gone before settlers built the town. Elk River is the longest river entirely in WV.

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    Feb 22, 2008 at 10:43 AM

    Hi Stephen, Carol and I are taking a road trip (Buffalo to Key West) next week and I think we'll stop in Sutton enroute to Asheville. Definately will try the Elk Motel. Hope all is well with you and Karen...Tom

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    Aug 13, 2006 at 2:02 PM

    West Virginia, like everywhere else, really looks a lot better with summer lushness than when I visited in March! Great vignettes on this picturesque little town.

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    Jul 27, 2006 at 12:40 PM

    Americana at its best. Sutton Lake seems like a small version of KY Lake. Loved the 1881 Braxton Co. Jail! Fire history was fascinating. That motel reminds me of my childhood vacations. Good use of "extra" Photos.

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