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Buckhannon Real Estate Analysis

 

Location
Buckhannon is located in the foothills of the Allegheny Mountains, just two hours fifteen minutes south of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and one hour forty-five minutes north of Charleston, West Virginia. Buckhannon is readily accessible by interstate highway. Located within ninety minutes of Buckhannon are numerous ski resorts, state parks, national forests and whitewater rafting opportunities.
History

Via Wikipedia: The history of Upshur County begins with the settlement of the Buckhannon River Valley. Brothers Samuel and John Pringle were English soldiers serving in the French and Indian War (Seven Years’ War) who, in 1761, deserted their post at Fort Pitt (present-day Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania). They traveled southward and upstream along the Monongahela and Tygart Valley rivers, continuing up what is now called the Buckhannon River. They were said to have arrived in present-day Upshur County in 1764 and took up living in a huge hollow of an American sycamore. They lived there for three years, living off game and fish. Finally one went out for more ammunition and found the war was over. After his return, they moved to the South Branch settlements. John later went to Kentucky, but Samuel returned to the river valley with his new wife Charity Pringle (née Cutright), her brother John Jr., friends Thomas Hughes, and John and Elizabeth Jackson with their sons George and Edward. (Edward was the grandfather of Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson.)

 

The City of Buckhannon was established on January 15, 1816, named after the river. Some accounts say both are named for Chief Buckongahelas of the Lenape tribe, others that they are named after early missionary John Buchannon. The city was chartered by the Virginia General Assembly in 1852. Buckhannon was part of the Commonwealth of Virginia until the secession of West Virginia on June 20, 1863 during the American Civil War. Because of its near-central geographic location, Buckhannon was long considered a prospective site for the capital. In 1866, the legislature approved a bill including Buckhannon among the choices for capital, but officials decided the river was not wide enough to accommodate desired commerce.

 

The first courthouse was built in 1854. It also served as an opera house and town hall. Electricity was installed in 1891 to replace oil lamps. The building suffered fire damage in the first six months of electrical service. It was razed in 1898. In its place, a Classical Revival style courthouse, designed by Charleston architect Harrison Albright, was begun in 1899 and completed in 1901. It is still in use today. An annex of the same style was added in 1995. In the cornerstone of the main building is a time capsule filled with turn of the 19th century artifacts.

Population
Buckhannon’s population is estimated at 5,657

Median Household Income
Buckhannon’s median household income is estimated to be $30,833
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Housing Information
Buckhannon’s median housing value is estimated to be $132,800, with a total of 2,171 housing units.

Elevation
1,433 feet

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Buckhannon Real Estate Listings

Active Listings in Buckhannon

57 S Florida Street Buckhannon, WV 26201
Photo of 57 S Florida Street, Buckhannon, WV 26201 (MLS # 10130716)
3 beds 2 baths 3,520 sqft $199,000
146 Wood Street Buckhannon, WV 26201
Photo of 146 Wood Street, Buckhannon, WV 26201 (MLS # 10130710)
3 beds 1 bath 1,058 sqft $97,900
8643 Hall Road Buckhannon, WV 26201
Photo of 8643 Hall Road, Buckhannon, WV 26201 (MLS # 10130681)
3 beds 2 baths 1,850 sqft $259,000
336 Groggs Road Buckhannon, WV 26201
Photo of 336 Groggs Road, Buckhannon, WV 26201 (MLS # 10130676)
2 beds 1 bath 1,200 sqft $735,000
550 MCCARTNEY Road Buckhannon, WV 26201
Photo of 550 MCCARTNEY Road, Buckhannon, WV 26201 (MLS # 10130618)
3 beds 2 baths 1,476 sqft $225,000
160 Barbour Street Buckhannon, WV 26201-9999
Photo of 160 Barbour Street, Buckhannon, WV 26201-9999 (MLS # 10130610)
3 beds 2 baths 1,765 sqft $60,000
51 Meade Street Buckhannon, WV 26201
Photo of 51 Meade Street, Buckhannon, WV 26201 (MLS # 10130591)
3 beds 1 bath 1,498 sqft $99,900
33 Lincoln Way Buckhannon, WV 26201
Photo of 33 Lincoln Way, Buckhannon, WV 26201 (MLS # 10130559)
3 beds 3 baths 2,476 sqft $295,000
43 SEDGEWICK Street Buckhannon, WV 26201
Photo of 43 SEDGEWICK Street, Buckhannon, WV 26201 (MLS # 10130551)
2 beds 2 baths 974 sqft $124,900
49 FOSTER Street Buckhannon, WV 26201
Photo of 49 FOSTER Street, Buckhannon, WV 26201 (MLS # 10130537)
3 beds 1 bath 1,000 sqft $110,000
12 FIRST Street Buckhannon, WV 26201
Photo of 12 FIRST Street, Buckhannon, WV 26201 (MLS # 10130474)
4 beds 2 baths 1,604 sqft $139,000
301 Sandy Avenue Buckhannon, WV 26201
Photo of 301 Sandy Avenue, Buckhannon, WV 26201 (MLS # 10130453)
3 beds 1 bath 2,146 sqft $139,900
35 Boggess Street Buckhannon, WV 26201
Photo of 35 Boggess Street, Buckhannon, WV 26201 (MLS # 10130444)
4 beds 3 baths 2,822 sqft $209,000
901 Teter Road Buckhannon, WV 26201
Photo of 901 Teter Road, Buckhannon, WV 26201 (MLS # 10130434)
2 beds 2 baths 780 sqft $59,500
2610 OLD ELKINS Road Buckhannon, WV 26201
Photo of 2610 OLD ELKINS Road, Buckhannon, WV 26201 (MLS # 10130323)
3 beds 3 baths 1,904 sqft $159,900

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Buckhannon School Data

Buckhannon School Districts

Upshur County Schools
PK-12

Buckhannon Schools

Academy Primary
PK-2, public
B-U Middle School
6-8, public
Buckhannon Upshur High School
9-12, public
Hodgesville Elementary School
PK-5, public
Tennerton Elementary School
PK-5, public
Buis Intermediate School
3-5, public
Washington District Elementary School
PK-5, public
Fred W Eberle Tech Center
PK-12, public
Union Elementary School
PK-5, public
http://www.schoolplanner.com/WV/upshurcounty/unionelementary/index.htm
Seventh Day Adventist School
2-5, private
Upshur County Christian Academy
1-4, 6-9, 12, private
Brushy Fork Adventist Christia
K-8, private
Buckhannon Academy Elementary School
PK-5, public
http://baes.upshurschools.com/
Brushy Fork Christian School
3-7, private