Brandonville

History of Brandonville

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.

brandonville countryside

Brandonville Today: What Makes Us Unique

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.

 

Brandonville

Population

Total Population

111

Population
Growth Rate

0.84%

Median Age

47

Diversity Index

7.000

Housing & Income

Households

53

Total Housing Units

65


Owner Occupied

41

Renter Occupied

12

Vacant

12

Median Home Value

$210,714


Average Home Value

$221,341

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

1.07%


Per Capita Income

2.36%

Income Projection

Median Household

$52,225 $61,906


Average Household

$77,384 $85,931


Per Capita

$33,527 $37,681

Workforce

Total Businesses

4

Total Employed

13

Workers 16+

76

2021 HealthCare/Social Assist

cp-industries

Businesses

1

Employed

6

2021 Other Service excl Pub Admin

cp-industries

Businesses

2

Employed

4

2021 Agric/Forestry/Fish/Hunt

cp-industries

Businesses

1

Employed

3

Some
High School

2

Graduated
High School

36

Associates
Degree

2

Bachelor's
Degree

19

Graduate
Degree

9

Average Commute Time

0 min.



Resident Commuters

26

Non-Resident Commuters

47

Drive Alone

73

Carpooled

0

Public

0

Work At Home

3


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