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

Harrison County

 
 
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By J. J. Prats, May 16, 2021
1. Harrison County Marker
Inscription.  In 1784, Harrison County was formed from Monongalia by an Act of General Assembly. Commissioners who were to be members of the first county court met, as directed by the Assembly, at the home of George Jackson (an uncle of Stonewall Jackson) at Bush's Fort on the Buckhannon River to organize the new county. The site of the meeting is in present Upshur County, but in 1784 was a part of Harrison.
 
Erected 1963 by West Virginia Historic Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Political Subdivisions. A significant historical year for this entry is 1784.
 
Location. 38° 59.676′ N, 80° 13.035′ W. Marker is in Buckhannon, West Virginia, in Upshur County. Marker is on Island Avenue / Old Elkins Road (Route 151) 0.2 miles west of Utopia Lane, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 111 Island Ave, 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. George R. Latham (approx. half a mile away); Resting Place (approx. half a mile away); D. D. T. Farnsworth (approx. 0.6 miles away); Upshur County Veterans War Dead Memorial
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By J. J. Prats, May 16, 2021
2. Harrison County Marker
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(approx. 0.7 miles away); The West Virginia Strawberry Festival (approx. 0.7 miles away); Jenkins in Buckhannon (approx. ¾ mile away); Destruction at the Courthouse (approx. ¾ mile away); Buckhannon / Frontier Days (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Buckhannon.
 
More about this marker. When the marker was erected, this roadway was U.S. 33.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 18, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 18, 2021, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 42 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 18, 2021, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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