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Beverly in Randolph County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Peter Buckey House

 
 
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By Craig Swain, October 11, 2009
1. Peter Buckey House Marker
Inscription.  This building was reputedly built by a Mr. Phillips, and was purchased in 1791 by Peter Buckey. He operated a hotel and a tavern here before moving up the street to open the Buckey House hotel. Peter also ran a tannery on the land just north of the hotel, which used water from a small stream (now hidden by the roadway). George Buckey bought this hotel and tannery in 1823 and managed both through the Civil War.

After the war, the building was enlarged and continued to be a hotel until well after 1900. It was owned for many years by the Pence family. On the right hand side was the office; on the left, a poolroom. A large dining room in the rear of the building was used for large parties even after the hotel closed.

The original building was a two-story frame building with a 3-bay facade, a porch along the front, and outside end chimneys. It had a one-story ell in the rear with its own chimney. The addition extended the main building to the south making it 5-bays wide, and added a second story and a two story addition to the ell.
 
Erected by Staunton Parkersburg Turnpike and Historic Beverly,
Peter Buckey House image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, October 11, 2009
2. Peter Buckey House
W.Va. (Marker Number 10.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings.
 
Location. 38° 50.531′ N, 79° 52.46′ W. Marker is in Beverly, West Virginia, in Randolph County. Marker is on Main Street (U.S. 219), on the right when traveling north. Located at stop 10 of the tour of Historic Beverly. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Beverly WV 26253, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Laura Jackson Arnold (within shouting distance of this marker); Jonathan Arnold House (within shouting distance of this marker); Gum Hart / Collett House (within shouting distance of this marker); Crozet - Chenoweth / Rich Mountain (within shouting distance of this marker); Adam Crawford House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Presbyterian Church (about 300 feet away); Lemuel Chenoweth House (about 300 feet away); Beverly Covered Bridge (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Beverly.
 
Also see . . .  Peter Buckey Home. Page from the Historic Beverly web site. (Submitted on November 20, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 20, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 734 times since then and 5 times this year. Last updated on October 20, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 20, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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