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About Buckhannon

Buckhannon, West Virginia

 

 

 

 

Buckhannon is the only incorporated city in, and the county seat of,Upshur CountyWest VirginiaUnited States, and is located along theBuckhannon River. The population was 5,639 at the 2010 census. Buckhannon is home to West Virginia Wesleyan College and the West Virginia Strawberry Festival, held annually on the third week of May. The city is located 115 miles northeast from the capital city of Charleston and 140 miles south of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

The Sago Mine collapse occurred near Buckhannon on January 2, 2006, resulting in the deaths of 12 of 13 trapped miners. At the time, it was one of the worst mining accidents in the United States for several years and attracted national news coverage.

 

 

 

Buckhannon, West Virginia
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East Main Street in Buckhannon in 2006
East Main Street in Buckhannon in 2006
Location of Buckhannon, West Virginia
Location of Buckhannon, West Virginia

 

 

 

 

Geography

The city lies in the foothills of the Allegheny Mountains. The elevation at the county courthouse is 1,432 feet above sea level. Buckhannon is located at38°59′21″N 80°13′27″W (38.989237, -80.224254)

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.83 square miles (7.33 km2), all land.

 

 

History

The history of Upshur County begins with the settling of the Buckhannon River Valley. The brothers Samuel and John Pringle were English soldiers serving in the French and Indian War (Seven Years' War) who in 1761 deserted their post atFort Pitt (present-day Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania). They traveled southward and upstream along the Monongahela and Tygart Valley rivers, continuing up what is now called the Buckhannon River. They were said to arrive in present-day Upshur County in 1764 and took up living in a huge hollow of an American sycamore. They lived there for 3 years, living off game and fish. Finally one went out for more ammunition and found the war was over. After his return, they moved to the South Branch settlements. John later went to Kentucky, but Samuel returned to the river valley with his new wife Charity Pringle (née Cutright), her brother John Jr., friends Thomas Hughes, and John and Elizabeth Jackson with their sons George and Edward.

The City of Buckhannon was established on January 15, 1816, named after the river. Some accounts say both are named for ; others that they are named after an early missionary John Buckhannon. The city was chartered by the Virginia General Assembly in 1852. Buckhannon was part of the Commonwealth of Virginia until the secession of West Virginia on June 20, 1863 during the American Civil War. Because of its near-central geographic location, Buckhannon was long considered as a prospective site for the capital. In 1866, the legislature approved a bill including Buckhannon among the choices for capital, but officials decided the river was not wide enough to accommodate desired commerce.

The first courthouse was built in 1854. It also served as an opera house and town hall. Electricity was installed in 1891 to replace oil lamps. The building suffered fire damage in the first six months of electrical service. It was razed in 1898. In its place, a Classical Revival style courthouse, designed by Charleston architect Harrison Albright, was begun in 1899 and completed in 1901. It is still in use today. An annex of the same style was added in 1995. In the cornerstone of the main building is a time capsule filled with turn of the 19th century artifacts.

The Sago Mine Disaster, January 2, 2006, killed 12 and left one survivor. Officials said that a lightning strike in the coalcaused the explosion. It was the worst mining disaster in the US since a 2001 disaster in Alabama killed 13 people, and the worst disaster in West Virginia since a 1968 incident that killed 78 people. National and international news crews were in the area for upwards of three days to cover rescue and recovery efforts.

 

 

 

 

Government

Charter of the City of Buckhannon:

The City of Buckhannon is under a Mayor-council government system. The Mayor of the City of Buckhannon serves as aStrong Mayor. He has a seat on the City Council, which includes five additional elected council members. The City Recorder is also an official. The election of the Mayor occurs every four years in the same year as the presidential elections. By law, the City Recorder succeeds to the Office of Mayor acting as the Chief Executive in the event of the sitting Mayor's death or vacancy. The City Recorder also administers the Mayoral Oath of Office.

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SOURCE:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buckhannon,_West_Virginia


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