Introduction to Buckhannon, West Virginia
Buckhannon, West Virginia, in Upshur county, is located 87 miles NE of Charleston, West Virginia (center to center) and is 100 miles S of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The city is home to approximately 5,725 residents.
Buckhannon was first settled in the 1760s. The city was established on January 15, 1816. The Virginia General Assembly chartered the city in 1852. It was originally a part of the Commonwealth of Virginia. The city became apart of West Virginia on June 20, 1863. Buckhannon was incorporated on March 9, 1933. It was named after a Delaware chief. The city is the county seat of Upshur County, which was founded in 1851. The first courthouse of the area was built in 1854.
Buckhannon and nearby Attractions
- Audra State Park
- West Virginia State Wildlife Center
- Barbour County Historical Society Museum
- Watters Smith Memorial State Park
- Ev - Un Breth Golf Course
- Stonewall Jackson Lake State Park
Things To Do In Buckhannon
The Stonecoal Lake Wildlife Management Area offers water - related recreation opportunities such as fishing and boating. It also offers facilities for hunting. One can visit the Hardwood forests provides excellent opportunities for hunting turkey, waterfowl, deer, and squirrel. The North Buckhannon Riverfront Park is also worth visiting. The Ev - Un Breth Golf Course provides excellent facilities for golf enthusiasts.In addition, the city hosts the Upshur County Fair in the month of July, and the West Virginia Strawberry Festival in the month of May.
Flights can be availed through Morgantown Municipal Airport.
Buckhannon Higher Education
West Virginia Wesleyan College is the local higher education institution. Others in the neighborhood include Glenville State College, Fairmont State College, and Salem International University.