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Overview

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.

Buckhannon History

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.

Buckhannon Transportation

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population5,645
Male Share of the Population48%
Female Share of the Population52%
Senior Citizens14.9%
Employed Population 16+2,202
Age of the Population30

Families

% of people married35.2%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher27.2%
Median Earnings25+$29,727
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$12,292
Median Earnings With High School Degree$18,231

Wealth

Median Family Income$47,604
% Above Poverty Level73.4%
% Below Poverty Level26.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time16 minutes
% Working from Home4%
% Walking and Biking to Work12.5%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone42%
Median Gross Rent$639
Median House Value$126,300

Ancestry

Irish19%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)17%
German16.5%
English10.7%
Italian7.1%
Scottish3.1%
Polish1.6%
French Except Basque1%
Dutch0.9%
Hungarian0.8%
Swiss0.7%
Welsh0.7%
African0.4%
Ethiopian0.4%
Slovak0.3%
Arab0.3%
Lebanese0.3%
Portuguese0.3%
Greek0.3%
Ukrainian0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Swedish0.2%
Slovene0.2%
West Indian0.1%
Russian0.1%
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Buckhannon Almanac

CategoryValue
County Upshur County
Standard Zip Codes26201
Phone Area Codes304
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude38.98
Approximate Longitude-80.22

Buckhannon Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationBUCKHANNON
Distance1.1 miles
Jan Temp18 to 40 F
Apr Temp35 to 63 F
Jul Temp60 to 83 F
Oct Temp38 to 66 F
Annual Precip48.9 inches
StationBELINGTON
Distance17.2 miles
Jan Temp18 to 38 F
Apr Temp35 to 62 F
Jul Temp59 to 81 F
Oct Temp38 to 64 F
Annual Precip48.6 inches
StationPICKENS 1
Distance22.7 miles
Jan Temp18 to 38 F
Apr Temp36 to 60 F
Jul Temp57 to 78 F
Oct Temp39 to 63 F
Annual Precip66.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Anmoore630$29,632
Jane Lew401$48,906
Junior455$41,071
Lost Creek556$59,375
Philippi3,416$42,891
Weston4,085$38,438

Buckhannon Public Libraries

Upshur County Public Library
1150 ROUTE 20 SOUTH ROAD
Buckhannon, West Virginia
(304) 473-4219
Charles W. Gibson Public Library
105 EAST MAIN STREET
Buckhannon, West Virginia
(304) 472-2339

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Buckhannon Hospitals

St Joseph Hospital
(Non-profit)
1 Amalia Drive
(304) 472-2000

Buckhannon Public Schools

B-u Middle School
Rt. 6 Box 303
ZIP: 26201
(304) 472-1520
Middle
Total Enrollment 873
Buckhannon Academy Elementary School
16 College Avenue
ZIP: 26201
(304) 472-3310
Primary
Total Enrollment 629
Buckhannon Upshur High School
50 Buckhannon-upshur Drive
ZIP: 26201
(304) 304-3720
High
Total Enrollment 1006
Fred W Eberle Tech Center
Rt.5 Box 2
ZIP: 26201
(304) 304-1259
Other
Hodgesville Elementary
Rt.5 Box 383
ZIP: 26201
(304) 304-3212
Primary
Total Enrollment 159
Tennerton Elementary
Route 6 Box 513
ZIP: 26201
(304) 472-1278
Primary
Total Enrollment 306
Union Elementary School
20 Heavener Grove Road
ZIP: 26201
(304) 472-1394
Primary
Total Enrollment 319
Washington District Elementary
Hc36 Box 234
ZIP: 26201
(304) 472-6599
Primary
Total Enrollment 156

Buckhannon Private Schools

Brushy Fork Christian School
Brushy Fork Rd
ZIP: 26201
Elementary
Total Enrollment 9
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