Buckhannon in Upshur County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
— Staunton-Parkersburg Turnpike —
Also buried here is Reverend Dr. John W. Reger, a founder of West Virginia Conference Seminary, which was later renamed West Virginia Wesleyan College. The first student to enroll was also a Rager. Nearby West Virginia Wesleyan College houses the Reger family Bible, a 1753 German Bible that contains valuable genealogical information on the family.
Did you know? Heavner Cemetery is also the final resting place of Leonard MacTaggart “Pare” Lorentz, widely considered the most influential documentary filmmaker of the Great Depression and known as “FDR’s filmmaker.”
Erected by America’s Byways.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Education Government & Politics • Military • Science & Medicine • War, US Civil.
Location. 39° 0.024′ N, 80° 12.756′ W. Marker is in Buckhannon, West Virginia, in Upshur County. Marker can be reached from Hall Road (Local Route 13) 0.3 miles north of 5th Street, on the left when traveling north. It is at the south entrance to the western part of Heavner Cemetery. 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 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. George R. Latham (a few steps from this marker); D. D. T. Farnsworth (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Upshur County Veterans War Dead Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Harrison County (approx. half a mile away); The West Virginia Strawberry Festival (approx. 1.1 miles away); Destruction at the Courthouse (approx. 1.1 miles away); Buckhannon / Frontier Days (approx. 1.1 miles away); The History Center (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Buckhannon.
More about this marker. This interpretive panel includes portraits of the Reverend Dr. John W. Reger and of Laura Jackson Arnold and shows a map of the turnpike.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 17, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 17, 2021, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 40 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 17, 2021, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.