This journey will take you from an old railroad city to a small town rich with coal baron history. Bluefield, WV is a growing art community with unique galleries taking up more and more of the city blocks. Bramwell, WV is known for once being home to more millionaires per capita then anywhere in the United States. The millionaires of Bramwell were coal barons and we invite you to come, pick up a walking tour brochure (at the depot) and spend the day viewing the well-maintained historic buildings. Twice a year in June and Dec these buildings are opened for a guided Tour of Homes. To learn about coal and how these ‘barons’ earned their riches a stop at the Pocahontas Coal Mine is in order.
Stop 1- Bluefield
Bluefield was once referred to as “Little New York” when coal tonnage was good and the market for coal was booming. Rich in coal and railroad history today Bluefield is the Gateway City into the state of WV and known as West Virginia’s Air Conditioned City.