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.

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.

Buckhannon’s population is estimated at 5,657

Median Household Income
Buckhannon’s median household income is estimated to be $30,833

Housing Information
Buckhannon’s median housing value is estimated to be $132,800, with a total of 2,171 housing units.

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132 Old Weston Road Buckhannon, WV 26201
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3 beds 2 baths 1,050 sqft $179,900
1377 Mountain Ridge Road Buckhannon, WV 26201
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2 beds 2 baths 2,796 sqft $105,000
70 Charles Street Buckhannon, WV 26201
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2 beds 1 bath 1,642 sqft $129,000
572 Buckhannon Run Road Buckhannon, WV 26201
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3 beds 2 baths 1,652 sqft $129,000
138 Locust Drive Buckhannon, WV 26201-1660
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3 beds 1 bath 960 sqft $92,900
29 FAIRLAWN Drive Buckhannon, WV 26201
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3 beds 3 baths 2,150 sqft $240,000
1016 Lick Run Buckhannon, WV 26201
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2 beds 3 baths 1,480 sqft $89,900
762 Boulder Road Buckhannon, WV 26201
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2 beds 1 bath 663 sqft $84,900
3 PARK Street Buckhannon, WV 26201
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4 beds 3 baths 2,000 sqft $159,000
129 Rohr Avenue Buckhannon, WV 26201
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3 beds 1 bath 960 sqft $129,900
230 Fairlawn Drive Buckhannon, WV 26201
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4 beds 3 baths 2,160 sqft $225,000
34 S Florida Street Buckhannon, WV 26201-2672
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4 beds 2 baths 3,422 sqft $199,900
1530 MUDLICK Road Buckhannon, WV 26201
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3 beds 3 baths 1,466 sqft $180,000
50 HEINER Drive Buckhannon, WV 26201
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4 beds 2 baths 1,456 sqft $135,000
89 High School Avenue Buckhannon, WV 26201
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3 beds 2 baths 1,650 sqft $127,900

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Upshur County Schools

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
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
Brushy Fork Christian School
3-7, private

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