Buckhannon, West Virginia (WV), 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
The following parks and public recreation areas are located within 20 miles of the community.
- Audra State Park
- West Virginia State Wildlife Center
- Stonewall Jackson Lake State Park
- Stonecoal Lake Wildlife Management Area
- Stonewall Jackson Lake Wildlife Management Area