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Upshur County West Virginia Historical Markers

 
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By J. J. Prats, July 15, 2008
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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 CourthouseThe 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 BuckhannonThe 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 CampPrelude 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 HouseThe 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 CenterSouthern 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
West Virginia (Upshur County), Cleveland — Kesler's RaidCapture of Upshur County Militia
In September 1863, Confederate Maj. Joseph K. Kesler, 19th Virginia Cavalry, led a raid from Pocahontas County through Upshur County and Centerville (present-day Rock Cave). On September 2, Kesler’s commander, Col. William L. Jackson, ordered him . . . — Map (db m58726) HM
West Virginia (Upshur County), Cleveland — Upshur Militia
While at drill here on Sept. 12, 1863, a company of 70 Upshur County militia under Daniel Gould was captured by a force of Confederates under Major J. K. Kesler. Seven escaped, 25 paroled, and 38 died in captivity. — Map (db m82290) HM
West Virginia (Upshur County), Lorentz — Lorentz
Town named for Jacob Lorentz (1776–1866), who settled here in 1800. Near here in 1795 eighteen members of the Schoolcraft and Bozarth families were killed or taken prisoner ruding Native American raid. Here were located the first store, first . . . — Map (db m14297) HM
West Virginia (Upshur County), Lorentz — Population Center
The population center of the United States was in present West Virginia four times as it moved westward across the nation: near Wardensville in 1820; at Smoke Hole in 1830; west of Buckhannon in 1840; near Burning Springs in 1850. — Map (db m14416) HM

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