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Welcome to Buckhannon ...

The city of Buckhannon is located in Upshur County and is the County Seat for Upshur County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2016, Buckhannon has a population of 5,612 people<1> (see below for details).

Buckhannon is 1,410 feet [430 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Buckhannon lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Buckhannon: (304) and (681)<3>

The ZIP code for Buckhannon: 26201<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Buckhannon had a population of 5,639 people (which is 23.25% of the total population of Upshur County). This makes Buckhannon the county's most populous community.

The population of Buckhannon represents 0.3% of the population of West Virginia (which has 1,852,994 people), making it the state's 23rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 5,639 people, the population of Buckhannon decreased 1.5% from the 2000 Census (that had a count of 5,725 people).

Taken from the 2016 Census Estimates, Buckhannon had an population of 5,612 people. This is a decrease of 0.48% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 1.97% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Buckhannon.

Communities near Buckhannon ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<5>.

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Anmoore   [Map]   751   N   18 miles [29 km]
Belington   [Map]   1,910   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Jane Lew   [Map]   404   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Junior   [Map]   495   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Lost Creek   [Map]   474   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Nutter Fort   [Map]   1,570   N   19 miles [30.6 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Buckhannon.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Buckhannon. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Buckhannon. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Buckhannon. Our list includes 15 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Buckhannon:

Websites for Buckhannon ...

Official Website: www.ci.buckhannon.wv.us/

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Buckhannon ...

Looking for more information about Buckhannon? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Buckhannon, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Buckhannon.

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' has proven to be a useful tool by people who planned visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Buckhannon. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

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Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Buckhannon: www.ci.buckhannon.wv.us/

The official website for State of West Virginia: www.wv.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Buckhannon.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Buckhannon - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304). For more about area code overlays, please see our Glossary for Buckhannon.

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<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Buckhannon). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Buckhannon or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting from Buckhannon. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Buckhannon) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Buckhannon. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Buckhannon

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Buckhannon. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.9941, Longitude: -80.2293     [Map].

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<6>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Buckhannon.