Bruceton Mills, WV (West Virginia), a community in Preston County, was chartered in 1853 and named by settler John Hoffman for his stepfather, George Bruce, who is said to have been a descendant of Robert Bruce, a king of Scotland. Several mills at Bruceton have been powered by the Big Sandy Creek, a tributary of the Cheat River and a popular destination for kayaking. The lower cheat near Bruceton Mills is a popular whitewater rafting stream.
The Hazelton U.S. Penitentiary is located at Bruceton Mills. Notorious Boston crime boss James “Whitey” Bulger was killed there in 2018.
Lodging near Bruceton Mills, West Virginia
Parks & Public Recreation
The following parks and public recreation areas are located within 20 miles of Bruceton Mills.
- Bruceton Mills Lake (Bruceton Mills)
- Coopers Rock State Forest
- Chestnut Ridge Regional Park
Bruceton Mills located on the I-68 expressway approximately 15 miles north of the county seat at Kingwood, West Virginia. Brandonville, West Virginia, is located approximately one mile to the northeast.