There are 9 US Post Offices in Braxton County serving a total of 12,743 residents equating to 1,416 residents per post office. It's estimated that approximately 20,339 packages are handled across the 9 county post offices annually. Braxton County is a county located in the central part of the U.S. state of West Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 14,523. The county seat is Sutton. The county was formed in 1836 from parts of Lewis, Kanawha, and Nicholas counties and named for Carter Braxton, a Virginia statesman and signer of the Declaration of Independence. In 2010, the center of population of West Virginia was located in northern Braxton County. Important salt works were formerly located at Bulltown and here, in 1772, Captain Bull and his family and friendly Delaware Indians were massacred by frontiersmen. Jesse Hughes helped Jeremiah Carpenter and track and kill the Indians responsible for the Carpenter massacre. Jeremiah was a notable fiddle player who wrote a song Shelvin\u2019 Rock about the experience of escaping to rock shelter."