Population appx 7,500. Located 30 miles south of Clarksburg and 25 miles west of Elkins along the new Rt 33 Corrider. Home of WV Wesleyan College, Strawberry Festival. Gained national attention in 2006 after the Sago Mine explosion (about 8 miles south) that killed 12 trapped miners. It's a nice town to walk around in - nice downtown area.
Historical Marker located in front of Courthouse in downtown Buckhannon. (Side 1)
Side 2 of same marker.
Courthouse (Historical Marker is located next to sidewalk on the right)
For more information on Buckhannon: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buckhannon,_West_Virginia
For more information on Samuel and John Pringle: http://www.hackerscreek.com/pringle.htm
For more information on Thomas Walker Gilmer: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Walker_Gilmer
For more information on the Sago Mine Disaster: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sago_Mine_Tragedy