Brandon remained a trade center when steamboat transportation was supplanted by rail with a railroad running just behind the main house.
The beautiful home owned by the Brandon family was likely the centerpiece of the village which in the 1800s contained a post office and cotton and sawmills.
W.L. Brandon left the home to his youngest son, Lane, who rebuilt the main house in 1890.
As the Agrarian Age ended and gave way to the Industrial Revolution and trucking replaced rail for the delivery of goods, the little village of Brandon faded from existence. Now Como is again a place of gathering, but for a different reason.