Upshur County



Buckhannon

Population 2010 Census: 5,639
Median Age: 33.1 years

Courthouse: Completed 1901
Architect: Harrison Albright

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Formed: 1851
Named: For Abel Parker Upshur, distinguished statesman and jurist of Virginia
County Seat: Buckhannon
Land in Square Miles: 354.64
Population 2010 Census: 24,254
Persons per Square Mile 2010: 68.4

Primary Sources Online
Bridge Accident, 1926
Flood of 1950
1960 Presidential Campaign in Upshur County

Strawberry Festival parade, 1939   (dialup)    (broadband)
French Creek Game Farm, 1975   (dialup)    (broadband)

Civil War
Upshur Democratic Meeting, 1861
Fight Near Buckhannon, 1861
Upshur County on the Crisis, 1862
Another Mass Meeting at Buckhannon, Upshur County, 1862
Meeting at Buckhannon, 1862
Meeting at Buckhannon, Upshur County, Virginia, 1862
Raid on Buckhannon, 1862
Act Extending Corporate Boundaries of Buckhannon, 1862
New State Meeting in Upshur, 1863
Order from Brig. Gen. B. S. Roberts, 1863
Jones-Imboden Raid, 1863
Citizens' Meeting in Upshur County, 1863
From the Mountains, 1863
Thrilling Incident, 1863
Meeting of the Board of Supervisors in Upshur County, 1863
Upshur County Meeting, 1864
Fighting at Buckhannon, 1864
Act for Relief of Upshur County Militia, 1865
Upshur County Union Militia Letters, Folder 1
Upshur County Union Militia Letters, Folder 3
Upshur County Union Militia Letters, Folder 4
Upshur County Union Militia Letters, Folder 5
Upshur County Union Militia Letters, Folder 6
Upshur County Union Militia Letters, Folder 8
Upshur County Union Militia Letters, Folder 11
Upshur County Union Militia Letters, Folder 12
Upshur County Union Militia Letters, Folder 15
Upshur County Union Militia Letters, Folder 17
Upshur County Union Militia Letters, Folder 21
Upshur County Union Militia Letters, Folder 22
Upshur County Union Militia Letters, Folder 24
Upshur County Union Militia Letters, Folder 25
Upshur County Union Militia Letters, Folder 28
Upshur County Union Militia Letters, Folder 31
Upshur County Union Militia Letters, Folder 34
Upshur County Union Militia Letters, Folder 36

Photographs
Photographs of Schools in Upshur County
Team of horses pulling sled, turning in front of the Upshur County courthouse
Dorothy Brook with possums pulling toy wagon

Secondary Sources Online
List of Upshur County Legislators
Frenchton, Agricultural Extention Community History
Indian Camp, Agricultural Extention Community History
Lorentz, Agricultural Extention Community History
Sago, Agricultural Extention Community History
Sand Run, Agricultural Extention Community History
Ten Mile, Agricultural Extention Community History
Teter, Agricultural Extention Community History
"A Civil War Diary from French Creek: Selections from the Diary of Sirene Bunten," edited by Stephen Cresswell (West Virginia History)

West Virginia Veterans Memorial Biographies
Jack Robert Hyre
Fred Michael Kerns
Archie Evert McCray
Junior Ellsworth Reed
James Norton Waugh
Paul Russell West
James Edwin Woods



Teacher Resources

West Virginia Archives and History