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Welcome to Buckhorn ...

So far, we have 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.

While the community is gone, the present day location for Buckhorn is 1,680 feet [512 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

The location where Buckhorn once stood is in the (304) and (681)<3> area codes.

Communities near Buckhorn ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if driven.<4>.

Community   2017<5>
Population
DirectionDistance
Loch Lynn Heights (MD)   [Map]   528   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
Mountain Lake Park (MD)   [Map]   2,080   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
Oakland (MD)   [Map]   1,838   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
Grafton   [Map]   5,077   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
Kingwood   [Map]   2,929   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
Masontown   [Map]   544   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]

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

Communities Also Named Buckhorn ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have 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.

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 Buckhorn. 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 Buckhorn. 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 Buckhorn.

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

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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.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Buckhorn - 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).

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that starts in Buckhorn. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Buckhorn) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Buckhorn. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.3698, Longitude: -79.7012     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Buckhorn have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<5>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Buckhorn.

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