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Upshur County

County Facts

Date of Formation: 1851
Named: For Abel Parker Upshur, distinguished statesman and jurist of Virginia
County Seat: Buckhannon

Sources

Books

Brooks, Maurice Graham. "A Community Records Its History." West Virginia History, Charleston, West Virginia, Department of Archives and History, 1955-1956.
Arc 1. 4:17

Brooks, Morgan M. Pioneer Settlers of the Buckhannon Valley. Buckhannon, West Virginia, Thesis (M. A.) West Virginia Wesleyan College, 1934.
975.403 B873.

Butcher, Bernard Lee. Genealogical and Personal History of the Upper Monongahela Valley, West Virginia. New York, Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1912.
975.45 B983.

Comstock, Jim. Hardesty's Historical and Geographical Encyclopedia. Richwood, West Virginia, Jim Comstock, 1973.
975.4003 H259 v.2.

Cutright, William Bernard. The History of Upshur County, West Virginia. s. l., n. p., @1907.
975.462 C989.

Evans, Gary Wayne. Echoes of Glory: Hodgesville Heaston Church Centennial Edition. Buckhannon, West Virginia, n. p., @1984.
917.5462 U69 Pam.

Grose, E. R. History of Sago Community Upshur County, West Virginia. Morgantown, West Virginia, Agricultural Extension Division, 1926. (On-line version)
Xwv 1. Agr 3. 2: G73.

Heavner, J. Lee. Buckhannon, Upshur County, West Virginia From the Years 1865 to 1870 and Later... Buckhannon, West Virginia, Buckhannon News, 1934. n. p., 1975.
975.462 H442.

History of Sand Run Community, Upshur County, West Virginia. Morgantown, West Virginia, Agricultural Extension Division, 1924.(On-line version)
Xwv 1. Agr 3. 2: S23.

Hornbeck, Betty. Upshur Brothers of the Blue and Gray. Parsons, West Virginia, McClain Printing Company, 1967.
973.7454 H814 1967.

Huffman, C. E. and B. F. History of Indian Camp Community Upshur county, West Virginia. Morgantown, West Virginia, Agricultural Extension Division, 1923. (On-line version)
Xwv 1. Agr 3. 2: I5.

Marple, A. J. History of Lorentz Community, Upshur County, West Virginia. Morgantown, West Virginia, Agricultural Extension Division, 1924. (On-line version)
Xwv 1, Agr 3. 2: M32.

Phillips, Brad. The History of Atlas, West Virginia and Vicinity: Upshur County 1700s to 1984. Parsons, West Virginia, McClain Printing Company, 1984.
975.462 P558.

Tenney, Noel W. All About Upshur County: A Bibliography and Resource Guide to the Published and Unpublished Materials About Upshur County, West Virginia. s. l., n. p., 1993.
R 016.975462 T299.

_____________. From Camp Rock and Cabin to Courthouse, A Survey of Upshur County, Its Historic Sites and Buildings Pre-Settlement to 1913. Buckhannon, West Virginia, Upshur County Historical Society, 1984.
917.5462 T299.

Teter, Irvin. A History of Teter Community, Upshur County, West Virginia. Morgantown, West Virginia, Agricultural Extension Division, 1925. (On-line version)
Xwv 1. Agr 3. 2: T4.

This Mountain Place: Tallmansville, Upshur County, West Virginia. Buckhannon, West Virginia, Mountain State Print, 1990.
975f.462 B819.

Upshur County Historical Society. Yearbook of Upshur County Historical Society. Buckhannon, West Virginia, Society, 1928.
975.462 U69y.

Upshur County Home Demonstration Council. Upshur County Centennial Churches. s. l., n. p, @1963.
277.5462 U69.

Upshur County State Troops; Farnsworth Blues, Upshur Scouts, Weston Home Guard and 133 Regiment Company A to G Enrolled and Enlisted. s. l., n. p. , n.d.
973.7454 U69 Pam.

Wilson, Mrs C. B. History of Frenchton Community, Upshur County, West Virginia. Morgantown, West Virginia, Agricultural Extension Division, 1925. (On-line version)
Xwv 1 Agr 3. 2: W49.

Newspaper Clippings

"1860 Census...June Freeze in Upshur County 107 Years Ago," Buckhannon Record, 7- 27-1966.
"1900's Usher in Auto Horse 'n Buggy Era Fades," Buckhannon Record, 3-27- 1968.
"200 Attend Pioneer Meet at French Creek," Delta, 8-27-1964.
"60 at First Pioneer Meeting Attend 50th Anniversary," Buckhannon Record, 8-31- 1966.
"A History of French Creek," Republican Delta, 4-9-1970.
"A History of Lorentz," Republican Delta, 4-9-1970.
"A History of Rock Cave," Republican Delta, 4-9-1970.
"Adrian's Growth Resulted From Coal Development," Buckhannon Record, 9-22,28- 1966.
"Aged Upshur Veteran Tells How Real Dog Meat Tastes," Clarksburg Exponent, 7-12- 1931.
"An Old Timer Tells Some Early History of Laurel Fork Country," n. p. n. d.
"Area Residents Remember Tennerton Glass Company," Inter-Mountain, 8-29- 1991.
"Bicentennial Tribute to Upshur County," WV Hillbilly, 6-12-1976.
"Book Describes Town of Volga From 1770 Until the Present Day," Delta, 3-21- 1968.
"Buckhannon Railroad Yards 70 Years Ago," Buckhannon Record, 1-11-1963.
"Capt. White Legendary Figure...Scout Buckhannon River," Buckhannon Record, 12-7- 1966.
"Century Old Wooden Dam Revealed as Water Level Drops," Record Delta, 8-19- 1987.
"Church Founded on Rock," Republican Delta, 8-15-1963.
"Committee Plans Indian Camp Area as Tourist Mecca," Republican Delta, 8-15- 1963.
"Delta to Publish E. R. Grose's History of Sago Community," Republican Delta, 6-17- 1955.
"Early Formation Reveals County Formation, History," Buckhannon Record, 4-15- 1969.
"Early Hemlock History Recalled by Educator," Buckhannon Record, 2-22-1967.
"Early Land Grants Overlap Causing Much Confusion," Buckhannon Record, 11-9- 1966; 1-26-1967; 2-8-1967; 3-15-1967; 3-29-1967.
"First Permanent Settlement 200 Years Ago," Buckhannon Record, 6-1-1970.
"Formation of Upshur County is Traced in Morgan History," Buckhannon Record, 8-17- 1966.
"Flashbacks From Flashpowder Yesteryear," Republican Delta, 11-9,30-1962; 12-8,14- 1962; 1-18-1963; 7-18-1963; 4-9,30-1964; 5-7-1964; 8-20,271964; 4-8-1965.
"French Creek Has Historic Importance," Beckley Post Herald, 10-23-1963.
"Ghosts Shriek at Night," Republican Delta, 8-15-1963.
"Gourmet Dinners Help Save a Southern Upshur Landmark," Record Delta, 3-30- 1992.
"Hinkle Rites Thursday at Wesleyan Chapel," Inter-Mountain, 9-23-1986.
"Historian...Archduke Ferdinand Responsible Rotary Club's," Buckhannon Record, 12- 28-1966.
"History of Hampton Community," Republican Delta, 5-10, 24-1973; 6-14-1973.
"History Center Hosts Civil War Exhibit," Record Delta, 8-28-1992.
"History of Queens' Post Office," Record Delta, 4-13-1992.
"Hodges Credits Citizenry in French Creek's Success," Buckhannon Record, 8-31- 1966.
"Indians Slain at Rock," Republican Record, 8-15-1963.
"Interesting Story Told Palace Valley...," Delta, 3-14-1935.
"Linger's Chairs Still Living Up to Name After 94 Years," Charleston Daily Mail, 4-28- 1981.
"Looking Back Upon Early Days in Ellamore," Republican Delta, 2-22-1973.
"Memories of the Town of Alton," WV Hillbilly, 9-16-1972.
"Modernization at Site of Historic Pringle Tree," Buckhannon Record, 10-25-1967.
"New Englanders Helped Settle Area," Buckhannon Record, 11-9,16,22-1966.
"Pres. McKinley's War Diary Records Visit French Cr. Home," Buckhannon Record, 6- 9-1961.
"Pringle Tree Seeds To Be Passed On," Record Delta, 3-6-1991.
"Sago 21 Years Older Than Buckhannon...Mill Site," Buckhannon Record, 9-7,14- 1966.
"Slaying Chief's Son Brought War to Pioneers Buckhannon," Clarksburg Exponent, 9- 29-1940.
"Tallmansville Settled in 1820 Plans Fall Festival," Inter-Mountain, 9-7-1985.
"Upshur County Returns to Normal After War," Republican Delta, 4-9-1970.
"Upshur County Writer Recalls Hampton History," Buckhannon Record, 10-19,26- 1966.
"Visitor Here Recalls Pioneer Era Amid Upshur Co. Hills," Clarksburg Exponent, 10- 19-1930.

"Yesteryears of Buckhannon and Upshur County Series"
Republican Delta

"Brass Bands," 9-7,14,28-1962; 10-5-1962.
"Mystery Solves Mystery," 10-12-1962.
"The Busy Bee Reveals Early Town History," 10-19,26-1962.
"Railroad Construction," 11-2,9-1962.
"Landmarks," 11-16-1962.
"Ghosts," 11-21-1962.
"Banshee of Spring Street and Bush Alley," 11-30-1962.
"Street Cleaning Department," 1-4-1963.
"Opening Exercises," 1-11-1963.
"First Commencement," 1-18-1963.
"History Preserved by Picture," n. d.
"Fires Fire Department," 1-25-1963; 2-1,15-1963; 3-7-1963.
"When Buckhannon Played Baseball," 4-4-1963.
"How the Buckhannon River Acquired its Name," 4-18-1963.
"Brooks' Theory," 4-25-1963.
"Evaluation," 5-2-1963.
"Argument," 5-23-1963.
"The Beginning of Buckhannon," 6-13-1963.
"Buckhannon Has Its Beginning," 7-2-1963.
"A Slow Growing Town," 7-18-1963.
"Hotels of Buckhannon," 8-1-1963; 10-3-1963; 12-11-1963.
"Livery Service," 12-31-1963.
"Valley House," 1-16-1964.
"For Enjoyment," 2-27-1964.
"Amusing Incident," 3-5-1964.
"Name Changes Valley House," 3-12-1964.
"Hudkins Hotel," 4-16,23,30-1964; 5-7-1964.
"Virginia House," 4-1,9-1964.
"Arlington House and Others," 5-21-1964.
"Fourth of July," 5-27-1964.
"Proh Pudor Reburial of Blind Man's Daughter," 6-11-1964.
"Street Lights," 6-18-1964.
"Log Cabin On East Main Henry Ours," 6-25-1964.
"Lot Resold," 7-23-1964.
"Neighbor Incensed," 8-6-1964.
"Alexander Ghost Town," 8-13,20,27-1964; 9-3,8-1964; 10-12,15-1964; 12-10,17, 1964.
"Alexander," 1-14-1965; 2-25-1965; 4-8-1965.
"Selbyville Ghost Town," 5-6-1965; 6-24-1965; 8-26-1965; 12-30-1965; 1-6-1966.
"Courthouses," 1-13,20-1966; 3-10,31-1966.
"Buckhannon's First Stone House," 4-7-1966.
"Oklahoma and Hudkins," 6-2-1966.
"Finable Offense," 7-14-1966.
"Palace Valley Ghost Town," 9-1-1966; 11-10-1966; 12-1-1966; 12-8-1966.
"Buckhannon Opera Houses," 12-15-1966.
"Hit-or-Miss Fashion," 1-12-1967.
"Library," 2-2-1967.
"Schools," 6-15-1967; 8-17-1967; 11-23-1967; 3-14-1968; 6-20-1968; 6-27-1968.
"Lost Mines and Buried Treasure," 1-1-1969.
"Buckhannon River Lumber Company," 2-20-1969.
"Ancient and Unusual," 12-18-1969.
"Marriage Agreement," 4-9-1970.
"Burr's Opera House," 7-23-1970.
"John Jackson Property," 8-13-1970.

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