David Eskridge is the Resource Manager at Sutton Lake. "I started as a Ranger here in 1975," said Officer Eskridge. "What I enjoy the most is making ongoing improvements that make recreation at this facility more enjoyable for guests." Sutton Lake receives more than half a million visitors each year.

David Eskridge is the Resource Manager at Sutton Lake. “I started as a Ranger here in 1975,” said Officer Eskridge. “What I enjoy the most is making ongoing improvements that make recreation at this facility more enjoyable for guests.” Sutton Lake receives more than half a million visitors each year.

Town of Sutton

GPS: 38.664, -80.710
ELEVATION: 840 Feet

Sutton's new Public Library opened in December 2008. "After purchasing the land, it took six years to raise money for the building," explained Mary Jane Stewart, Library Director. Most of the money was raised through community fundraiser events and donations. "Our book circulation has more than doubled since moving into this new building because we have more books and with our parking area it's much more convenient to visit," said Ms. Stewart.People use the computer center for email, research, games, resumes and job searches, banking and online shopping. Most of the area is served only by dial-up internet service so the library’s high speed is attractive. Sutton Public Library serves 5,000 users each year. It is part of West Virginia's Northern Library Network. For more information call 304-765-7224 or visit http://sutton.lib.wv.us/

Sutton’s new Public Library opened in December 2008. “After purchasing the land, it took six years to raise money for the building,” explained Mary Jane Stewart, Library Director. Most of the money was raised through community fundraiser events and donations. “Our book circulation has more than doubled since moving into this new building because we have more books and with our parking area it’s much more convenient to visit,” said Ms. Stewart.People use the computer center for email, research, games, resumes and job searches, banking and online shopping. Most of the area is served only by dial-up internet service so the library’s high speed is attractive. Sutton Public Library serves 5,000 users each year. It is part of West Virginia’s Northern Library Network. For more information call 304-765-7224 or visit http://sutton.lib.wv.us/

Helpful links:
Braxton County Convention & Visitors Bureau
Braxton County Fairs & Festivals Celebration
Braxton County Development Authority
Braxton County History
The Braxton Citizens News
The Braxton Democrat-Central Newspaper
WDBS 97.1 FM Country Music Radio
WSGB 1490 AM Classic Oldies Music Radio

With a National Register Historic District and a visible presence of community artisans, the Town of Sutton is immediately inviting to visitors. The town has several local and chain restaurants, shopping and a selection of accommodations from camping to Microtel. It has easy access from Interstate 79 at Exit 62.

About 1,100 people live in Sutton, the county seat of Braxton County with just under 15,000 residents. The area grew quickly because of early industries in tanning, brick and pottery, grain milling, and iron smelting.

“Sutton is all about the arts and recreation,” says Mayor J. L. Campbell. With the historic Elk Theatre (304-765-2519), Landmark Studio for the Arts (304-765-3766), Cafe Cimino Country Inn (304-765-2913), La Dolce Vita Cafe & Art Gallery (304-765-3334) and Express Yourself Arts Studio (304-765-3655), Sutton provides a creative environment for residents and visitors.

With Sutton Lake, the Elk River and the county’s only public swimming pool, this community has a wide range of outdoor recreation and breathtaking scenic beauty.

An annual Fall Festival is held the first weekend of October. The two-day event features a car show, live music and arts and crafts. The Sutton Tailgate Market and Flea Market is open Saturdays from June through September. “Instead of having garage sales at home,” explained Mayor Campbell. “People come to the Flea Market.” Local farmers bring fresh produce to sell at the Tailgate Market.

The county was named in 1836 for Carter Braxton, a Virginia statesman during the revolutionary war period who signed the Declaration of Independence. The first meeting of the Braxton County Court was held in the home of John D. Sutton. First called Newville and then Suttonville, the town of Sutton was chosen as the county seat, chartered in 1826 and incorporated in 1860. In 1861 the town was burned during a civil war scirmish. A letter written by Union Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Maley Harris to Governor Francis Peirpoint describes the campaign and the burning of Sutton.

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 The Sutton Lake project was authorized by Congress in the Flood Control Act of 1938. Construction began in October 1949, but was interrupted by the Korean War. Work restarted in 1956 and in the dam was finally completed in 1961. The facility is managed by the Army Corps of Engineers.

The Sutton Lake project was authorized by Congress in the Flood Control Act of 1938. Construction began in October 1949, but was interrupted by the Korean War. Work restarted in 1956 and in the dam was finally completed in 1961. The facility is managed by the Army Corps of Engineers.

 Sutton Dam and Lake provide opportunities for boating, picnicing, playgrounds, camping and pavilions available for rent. A handicap-access fishing area was constructed in the tailwaters which is regularly stocked with trout by the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources.

Sutton Dam and Lake provide opportunities for boating, picnicing, playgrounds, camping and pavilions available for rent. A handicap-access fishing area was constructed in the tailwaters which is regularly stocked with trout by the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources.

 Many Sutton residents enjoy riverside homes along the Elk River which flows beside the town. The river provides fishing, boating and swimming recreation.

Many Sutton residents enjoy riverside homes along the Elk River which flows beside the town. The river provides fishing, boating and swimming recreation.

 Braxton County Courthouse

Braxton County Courthouse

 The Elk River Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution placed this monument on the courthouse lawn in 1980 to honor five Revolutionary War soldiers and patriots who are buried in Braxton County.

The Elk River Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution placed this monument on the courthouse lawn in 1980 to honor five Revolutionary War soldiers and patriots who are buried in Braxton County.

 Braxton County Jail

Braxton County Jail

 Downtown Sutton in holiday decor

Downtown Sutton in holiday decor

 Braxton County Senior Center provides a full range of services and activities including home delivery of 250 meals a week. For more information about the center call 304-765-4090.

Braxton County Senior Center provides a full range of services and activities including home delivery of 250 meals a week. For more information about the center call 304-765-4090.

 Cafe Cimino Country Inn is acclaimed as one of the state's finest dining experiences. The estate offers guest rooms, river acess and luxurious service.

Cafe Cimino Country Inn is acclaimed as one of the state’s finest dining experiences. The estate offers guest rooms, river acess and luxurious service.

 Sutton Post Office

Sutton Post Office

 For information about Sutton Volunteer Fire Department call 304-765-7372.

For information about Sutton Volunteer Fire Department call 304-765-7372.

 For information about activities at Sutton Moose Lodge call 304-765-5018.

For information about activities at Sutton Moose Lodge call 304-765-5018.

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