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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.



While we don't have a date for the founding of Buckhannon, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1804.

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

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 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.

Communities near Buckhannon ...

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

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

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.

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.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Buckhannon was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<8>

From that list, the Buckhannon post office opened in 1804.

We also found Buckhannon in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Buckhannon.

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>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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