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Welcome to Buckhannon ...

The city of Buckhannon is located in Upshur County<1> and is the County Seat for Upshur County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Buckhannon has a population of 5,432 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Buckhannon.

Buckhannon is 1,410 feet [430 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Area codes for Buckhannon: (304) and (681)<4>

The ZIP code for Buckhannon: 26201<5>

Websites for Buckhannon ...

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

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Buckhannon had an population of 5,432 people. This is a decrease of 3.67% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 5.12% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Buckhannon had a population of 5,639 people (or 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 total 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 (with a count of 5,725 people).

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

Adding Buckhannon to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Buckhannon in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Buckhannon was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Buckhannon on a map titled Rand McNally Map of West Virginia (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Buckhannon on our Genealogy Page.

Communities near Buckhannon ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Buckhannon.

  • Weston [Lewis County]
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    • Weston [Lewis County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the west of Buckhannon
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,797 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Weston have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weston
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Weston<8>
  • Philippi [Barbour County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Philippi
    • Philippi [Barbour County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northeast of Buckhannon
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,239 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Philippi
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Philippi<8>
  • Belington [Barbour County]
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    • Belington [Barbour County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the east of Buckhannon
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,898 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belington
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belington<8>
  • Stonewood [Harrison County]
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    • Stonewood [Harrison County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the north of Buckhannon
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,702 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stonewood have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stonewood
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Nutter Fort [Harrison County]
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      • Nutter Fort [Harrison County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the north of Buckhannon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,501 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nutter Fort have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nutter Fort
    • Anmoore [Harrison County]
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      • Anmoore [Harrison County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the north of Buckhannon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 732 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Anmoore have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anmoore
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Anmoore<8>
    • West Milford [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Milford
      • West Milford [Harrison County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northwest of Buckhannon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 609 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Milford have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Milford
    • Junior [Barbour County]
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      • Junior [Barbour County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the east of Buckhannon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 483 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Junior have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Junior
    • Lost Creek [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lost Creek
      • Lost Creek [Harrison County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the northwest of Buckhannon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 462 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lost Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lost Creek
    • Jane Lew [Lewis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jane Lew
      • Jane Lew [Lewis County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the northwest of Buckhannon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 388 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jane Lew
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jane Lew<8>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Buckhannon. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Buckhannon.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Buckhannon.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Buckhannon. Our list includes 15 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Buckhannon.

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 can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Buckhannon, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Buckhannon.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of West Virginia

About Upshur County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of West Virginia's counties, including Upshur, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Buckhannon.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Buckhannon - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).
<5>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).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from BuckhannonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Buckhannon. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.9941, Longitude: -80.2293    
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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