Buckhannon / Frontier Days

Buckhannon / Frontier Days (HM9CW)

Location: Buckhannon, WV 26201 Upshur County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 59.622', W 80° 13.902'

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Buckhannon. Named for chief of Delaware Indians. John Jackson settled near in 1769. John Bush built a fort which was destroyed by Indians, 1782. A settlement which grew up there became the county seat of Harrison. W. Va. Wesleyan College is here.

Frontier Days. To the north stood the giant tree in which Samuel and John Pringle made a home in 1764. In the Heavner Cemetery are the graves of Capt. William White, killed near the fort, and John Fink, killed near here during Indian raids.
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Date Added Friday, October 3rd, 2014 at 6:55pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 566534 N 4316358
Decimal Degrees38.99370000, -80.23170000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 59.622', W 80° 13.902'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 59' 37.32" N, 80° 13' 54.12" W
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Area Code(s)304
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 27 W Main St, Buckhannon WV 26201, US
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