Buffalo in Putnam County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
Erected 1963 by West Virginia Historic Commission.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Education • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1849.
Location. 38° 37.062′ N, 81° 58.841′ W. Marker is in Buffalo, West Virginia, in Putnam County. Marker is at the intersection of Lafayette Street (West Virginia Route 62) and High Street, on the right when traveling north on Lafayette Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Buffalo WV 25033, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. “Lawnvale” / “Coin” Harvey (here, next to this marker); Historic Town of Buffalo (here, next to this marker); Buffalo Presbyterian Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Raiders in Buffalo (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of Atkenson’s Gate (approx. 2.2 miles away); Indian Village / Excavations (approx. 2.3 miles away); General McCausland (approx. 2.8 miles away); Red House (approx. 6.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Buffalo.
Also see . . . e-WV entry. Excerpt:
The two-story, four-room building in the Greek Revival style was built from bricks made on the site.(Submitted on July 29, 2019.)
Buffalo Academy offered a liberal education in the classics and ancient and modern languages, as well as science, literature, and religion. The school drew students from up and down the Ohio and Kanawha valleys. It flourished until the Civil War, when many of the young men entered the service.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 29, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 29, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 141 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 29, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.