Upshur County, West Virginia

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Courthouse, Upshur County, West Virginia

Upshur County, in northeastern West Virginia (WV), was established in 1851 and named in honor of jurist and statesman Abel Parker Upshur. Its county seat is at Buckhannon, the largest municipality in the county and the home of West Virginia Wesleyan College.

The and the Middle Fork River course northward through the county. Upshur is primarily rural. Its northeastern reaches are primarily agricultural. Its southeastern mountains are densely forested. The Upshur County economy includes farming, timbering, and coal mining. As of the 2010 census, its population was 24,254.

Cities & Towns in Upshur County

Abbott, West Virginia
Adrian, West Virginia
Alexander, West Virginia
Beans Mill, West Virginia

Burnt Bridge, West Virginia
Fishing Camp, West Virginia
French Creek, West Virginia
Frenchton, West Virginia
Hodgesville, West Virginia
Kanawha Head, West Virginia
Lorentz, West Virginia
Nebo, West Virginia
Ours Mill, West Virginia
Rock Cave, West Virginia
Selbyville, West Virginia
Sago, West Virginia
Tallmansville, West Virginia

Parks & Public Recreation Facilities

Audra State Park
Pringle Tree Park & Monument
Stonecoal Lake Wildlife Management Area
West Virginia State Wildlife Center

Upshur County Historic Landmarks

 (Buckhannon, WV)

Regional Information for Upshur County, West Virginia

Further information on lodging, dining, and recreation in Upshur County may be found in our guide to travel in the Monongahela Valley Region of northern West Virginia, in which Upshur County is located. Parts of the county are also included within the Allegheny Highlands Region, within which travel information for Upshur County may also be found.