Buckhannon is a small and picturesque city in West Virginia. Buckhannon is the county seat of Upshur County and is located along the Buckhannon River. With a little over 5000 residents living on an area of 2.5 squared miles, Buckhannon locals enjoy daily the beauty of Allegeny Mountains, where the city is based. The town bears the name of John Buckhannon a missionary that lived in the area in the 1780s. Notable residents of the town are Jayne Anne Phillios, writer, Steohen Coonts, novelist, Laura Ann Kesling, actress and Scott Munson Cutlip, a pioneer in public relations education. If you have the opportunity to visit Buckhannon do not miss its hot spots.
Top Attractions within Buckhannon
Little Hungary Farm Winery is a small winery and a farm in the property of a family of Hungarians living in the United States of America for many years now, but maintaining their traditional lifestyle. Eat Hungarian food, drink Hungarian wine and visit the great farm that the owners have. You can also buy bio products consisting of meat, vegetables and dairy from the Little Hungary Farm Winery. Another thing to do is to participate at a wine tasting, after that, the decision of which kind of wine to buy will be much easier.
The Upshor County Courthouse located in Buckhannon is a historical building raised in a typical urban American style. The courthouse can be visited daily and it is great, especially the interiors which are perfectly kept since the building was decorated for the first time.
The Virginia Strawberry Festival is an annual celebration honoring the strawberry industry from Buckhannon. Live music, outdoor plays, parades and other community events make this festival a great attraction of the town. The festival is held in late spring, every year in a different date, being an important focus point of the city.