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Welcome to Buckhorn ...

So far, we found very little information about Buckhorn. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Buckhorn to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Buckhorn, please Contact Us.


Buckhorn would have been located within present day Preston County<2>.


The location of Buckhorn has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<3>


While we don't have a date for the founding of Buckhorn, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1894.

While the community is gone, the present day location for Buckhorn is 1,680 feet [512 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: The area where Buckhorn was located is in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Buckhorn would have been located in the (304) & (681)<5> area codes.

Communities Also Named Buckhorn ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 39 communities that are also named Buckhorn - they are located in Alabama (2), Arizona, Arkansas, British Columbia, California, Colorado, Florida (3), Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky (3), Louisiana, Michigan (3), Mississippi, Missouri (2), Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina (2), Ohio (2), Ontario, Pennsylvania (2), Texas (2), Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming (2).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Buckhorn.

Communities near Buckhorn ...

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

  • Grafton
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the west)
  • Kingwood
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the north)
  • Mountain Lake Park
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain Lake Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain Lake Park
    • Mountain Lake Park is located in Garrett County (MD)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,065 people
  • Oakland
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakland
    • Oakland is located in Garrett County (MD)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,803 people
  • Terra Alta
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast)
  • Parsons
    (18 miles [29 km] to the south)
  • Reedsville
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reedsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reedsville
    • Reedsville is located in Preston County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 603 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Reedsville <6>
  • Thomas
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thomas have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thomas
    • Thomas is located in Tucker County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 545 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thomas <6>
  • Masontown
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Masontown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Masontown
    • Masontown is located in Preston County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 537 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Masontown <6>
  • Loch Lynn Heights
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Loch Lynn Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Loch Lynn Heights
    • Loch Lynn Heights is located in Garrett County (MD)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 525 people

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 Buckhorn. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Buckhorn.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Buckhorn. 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 Buckhorn.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Buckhorn. See our Newspapers Page for Buckhorn.

Adding Buckhorn to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Buckhorn in the GNIS. For more information, see the Referenced GNIS Codes section on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Buckhorn was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Buckhorn post office opened in 1894.

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

For more details, see References and Mentions for Buckhorn.

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

Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Buckhorn, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>If you're interested in how the shape of West Virginia's counties, including Preston, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<3>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.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Buckhorn - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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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