The Town of Brandonville is located just north of Interstate 68 and is named for Colonel Jonathan Brandon, who laid out the town in 1827, after building the first house in the community on land he purchased in 1786. The town was made famous by old iron furnace Brandonville stoves. One of the early agricultural papers was published here, and the area is still a largely agricultural community.
Today, the town of 84 people is the site of the historic Hagans Homestead, also known as Barnes Hotel and Stone Manor Tourist Home. Originally built in 1830 as a single-family dwelling, the large 2.5 story, "L"-shaped house built of native cut sandstone was maintained by the Barnes family as a hotel during the early 1900s and later as a tourist home in the ’40s and ‘50s. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1993.
Old Hemlock is a property that preserves and promotes the legacy of Preston County residents George Bird and Kay Evans. It includes a 230-acre nature and wildlife preserve containing virgin hemlock trees maintained in its natural state. The Old Hemlock house, added to the National Registry of Historic Place in 2015, was built in 1815 on property originally deeded in 1782 and is the oldest preserved residence in Preston County, West Virginia.
Today, local residents and visitors alike go to Glade Farms Campground for camping, hiking, fishing and other outdoor recreation. It offers 85 total camping sites, 65 of which are full hook-up and 20 are rustic. Its local hiking and biking trail connects to historic Fort Morris.
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