Bramwell, West Virginia: Home of the Millionaires

Once the richest town in the United States in terms of millionaires per capita. Built as a private town for coal barons.
Brick St., Bramwell, WV
Many of the millionaire mansions are downtown, along Brick Street.
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Home of the Millionaires

Bramwell is an amazing little place. The historic train and station pull you in, but the Main Street and old mansions will have you exploring even more. Caution on the windy, uphill roads.

[Megan E, 01/26/2013]

Home of the Millionaires.

Bramwell Mansions

Once the richest town in the United States in terms of millionaires per capita. Built as a private town for coal baron millionaires. Many of the mansions still exist (tours are available), along with the historic downtown.

[Paul, 11/25/2012]

According to the town's historical marker, Bramwell was known as "Home of the Millionaires." The Great Depression made most of them former millionaires, but the town chose not to update its claim to fame.

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