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Upshur County is a county in the U.S. state of West Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 24,254. Its county seat is Buckhannon. The county was formed in 1851 from Randolph, Barbour, and Lewis counties and named for Abel Parker Upshur, a distinguished statesman and jurist of Virginia. Upshur served as United States Secretary of State and Secretary of the Navy under President John Tyler.
When you visit downtown Buckhannon, you’ll find locally owned restaurants, specialty shops & boutiques, West Virginia hospitality, and more.
State of West Virginia
West Virginia is a state in the Appalachian, Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern regions of the United States. It is bordered by Pennsylvania to the northeast, Maryland to the east and northeast, Virginia to the southeast, Kentucky to the southwest, and Ohio to the northwest.
Stonewall Jackson High School was a high school in Kanawha County, West Virginia. It opened in 1940 and closed in 1989. It was located on the West Side in Charleston, West Virginia. In 1989, Stonewall Jackson High School and Charleston High School consolidated to become Capital High School. The building is now a middle school. It was named after the Civil War general Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson who was from Clarksburg, in what is now West Virginia. In August 2020, following the Black Lives Matter movement, Stonewall's name was removed from the school, which is now called West Side Middle School.