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Welcome to Sutton ...

The town of Sutton is located in Braxton County<1> and is the County Seat for Braxton County.

The location of Sutton has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Sutton has a population of 988 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Sutton.

Sutton is 940 feet [287 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Sutton lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Sutton: (304) and (681)<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Sutton had an population of 988 people. This is a decrease of 0.6% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 2.27% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Sutton had a population of 994 people (which is 6.84% of the total population of Braxton County). This makes Sutton the county's most populous community.

The population of Sutton represents 0.05% of the total population of West Virginia (which has 1,852,994 people), making it the state's 109th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 994 people, the population of Sutton decreased 1.68% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,011 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Sutton.

Adding Sutton to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Sutton in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Sutton elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Sutton on a Rand McNally Map of West Virginia (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Sutton on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Sutton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 30 communities that are also named Sutton - they are located in Alaska, Arkansas, Florida, Illinois, Kansas (2), Kentucky (2), Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina (2), North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Quebec, Tennessee, Texas (2), Utah, Vermont and Washington.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Sutton.

Communities near Sutton ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Sutton.

  • Glenville [Gilmer County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenville
    • Glenville [Gilmer County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the north of Sutton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,434 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glenville<7>
  • Burnsville [Braxton County]
  • Cowen [Webster County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cowen
    • Cowen [Webster County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southeast of Sutton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 468 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cowen
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cowen<7>
  • Flatwoods [Braxton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flatwoods
    • Flatwoods [Braxton County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the northeast of Sutton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 265 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flatwoods have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flatwoods
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Flatwoods<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Sand Fork [Gilmer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sand Fork
      • Sand Fork [Gilmer County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the north of Sutton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 148 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sand Fork have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sand Fork
    • Canfield [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canfield
      • Canfield [Braxton County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the southwest of Sutton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canfield
    • Little Birch [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Birch
      • Little Birch [Braxton County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the south of Sutton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Birch
    • Chapel [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chapel
      • Chapel [Braxton County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the northwest of Sutton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chapel
    • Exchange [Braxton County]
    • Heaters [Braxton County]

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Sutton. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Sutton.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Sutton. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Sutton.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Sutton. Our list includes 10 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Sutton.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Sutton ...

Looking for more information about Sutton? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Sutton, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Sutton.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Sutton. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of West Virginia: https://www.wv.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of West Virginia's counties, including Braxton, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Sutton.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Sutton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Sutton) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Sutton. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Sutton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sutton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.6663, Longitude: -80.7115       In this case, the coordinates for Sutton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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