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Buckhannon in Upshur County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Buckhannon / Frontier Days

 
 
Buckhannon Face of Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, July 15, 2008
1. Buckhannon Face of Marker
Inscription.  
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.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraNative AmericansSettlements & SettlersWars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1769.
 
Location. 38° 59.622′ N, 80° 13.902′ W. Marker is in Buckhannon, West Virginia, in Upshur County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Locust Street, on the right when traveling
Frontier Days face of Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, July 15, 2008
2. Frontier Days face of Marker
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east on Main Street. It is at the courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Buckhannon WV 26201, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Operation Desert Storm Memorial (here, next to this marker); Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Destruction at the Courthouse (a few steps from this marker); Honor Roll (within shouting distance of this marker); In Tribute to and in Memory of Buckhannon Volunteer Fire Department, Inc. (within shouting distance of this marker); Upshur County Courthouses / Rainbow Restaurant (within shouting distance of this marker); C.E. Mylius Building (within shouting distance of this marker); J.A. Davis Ice Cream Parlor / 1894 Fire on West Main Street (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Buckhannon.
 
Also see . . .
1. Chieftain Buckongahelas and Son Mahonegon. “The legend has it that Captain William White shot and killed Mahonegon, [Chief Buckongahelas’ (Buckhannon’s) son], in June 1773. The statue [in Jawbone Park] depicts a grief-stricken father holding the body of his dead son, with a bullet hole in the abdomen. The legend also holds that Buckongahelas accomplished revenge, killing White about a decade later.” (Submitted on December 14, 2008.) 

2. The Pringle Brothers and the Sycamore Tree
Marker at the Upshur County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, July 15, 2008
3. Marker at the Upshur County Courthouse
. Joy Gilchrist’s article. “John and Samuel Pringle followed the Tygart Valley and reached the Buckhannon River country and Turkey Run. They took up residence [in 1764] in a sycamore tree [near the Buckhannon River and Turkey Run] and lived there until Fall 1767 when John went back to the South Branch and learned that the war was over and that they were no longer wanted as deserters.” (Submitted on December 14, 2008.) 
 
Buckhannon / Frontier Days Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, July 15, 2008
4. Buckhannon / Frontier Days Marker
Upshur County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, July 15, 2008
5. Upshur County Courthouse
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 18, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 14, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,490 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 14, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photo(s) of Buckongahelas and His Son Mahonegon sculpture in Jawbone Park • Gravesites of William White an John Fink • Can you help?

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May. 22, 2022