Buckhannon, West Virginia

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Main Street, Buckhannon, WV

Buckhannon, WV (West Virginia), the county seat of Upshur County, was established in 1816 on a bend in the Buckhannon River. The town may have been named by European settlers for Delaware chieftan, Buckongohanon, who considered the area a favorite hunting ground, or for John Buchannon, a missionary who traveled the area in the 1780s. Buckhannon is the site of West Virginia Wesleyan College, founded in 1890 by the Methodist Episcopal Church.

Lodging near Buckhannon, West Virginia

Parks & Public Recreation

Upshur County Court House

The following parks and public recreation areas are located within 20 miles of the Buckhannon, WV.


Buckhannon is located along the US-33 expressway 15 miles east of I-79 at Weston, West Virginia, and 25 miles west of Elkins, West Virginia.

Map of Buckhannon, West Virginia

Regional Information

Buckhannon, WV, is located in the Monongahela Valley Region of north-central West Virginia near the Allegheny Highlands Region.