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Buckhannon, West Virginia Historical Markers

 
Frontier Days face of Marker image, Touch for more information
By J. J. Prats, July 15, 2008
Frontier Days face of Marker
West Virginia (Upshur County), Buckhannon — Buckhannon / Frontier Days
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 . . . — Map (db m14417) HM
West Virginia (Upshur County), Buckhannon — Destruction at the Courthouse — The Raiders Strike — Jenkins's Raid —
(Preface): Confederate Gen. Albert G. Jenkins led 550 cavalrymen on a 500-mile raid from Salt Sulphur Springs, Aug. 22-Sept. 12, 1862, attacking Federal forces and destroying military stores. He captured and paroled 300 Union soldiers, . . . — Map (db m58723) HM
West Virginia (Upshur County), Buckhannon — Jenkins in Buckhannon — The Raiders Strike — Jenkins's Raid —
(Preface): Confederate Gen. Albert G. Jenkins led 550 cavalrymen on a 500-mile raid from Salt Sulphur Springs, Aug. 22-Sept. 12, 1862, attacking Federal forces and destroying military stores. He captured and paroled 300 Union soldiers, . . . — Map (db m58725) HM
West Virginia (Upshur County), Buckhannon — McClellan's Buckhannon Camp — Prelude to Rich Mountain — The First Campaign —
(Preface): In the spring of 1861, Union forces rushed into northwestern Virginia to secure the vital Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, protect important turnpikes, and support Unionists against Confederates. The two sides fought numerous . . . — Map (db m58724) HM
West Virginia (Upshur County), Buckhannon — The Bassel House — The Columns Unite — Jones-Imboden Raid —
On April 20, 1863, Confederate Gens. William E. “Grumble” Jones and John D. Imboden began a raid from Virginia through present-day West Virginia against the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. Taking separate routes, they later reported . . . — Map (db m58722) HM
West Virginia (Upshur County), Buckhannon — The History Center — Southern Methodist Church Building — 81 West Main Street —
81 West Main Street, The History Center, est. 1983, by The Upshur County Historical Society, built, 1853 as the Southern Methodist Church Building. During the night of August 30, 1862, Civil War action in the form of Jenkins’ Raid . . . — Map (db m14182) HM

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