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Buckhannon is located in Upshur County along the Buckhannon River in north-central West Virginia. It is the only incorporated city and the county seat of Upshur County. As of 2004, the estimated population was 7,500. The city of Buckhannon is home to West Virginia Wesleyan College and is located 115 miles northeast of the capital city of Charleston. The city lies in the beautiful foothills of the Allegheny Mountains and outdoor recreational opportunities abound in the area. It's also home to an annual Strawberry Festival, which is held on the third week of May. Visitors to the festival enjoy free entertainment, arts and crafts, 3 parades and of course, all kinds of exhibits of delicious strawberries. West Virginia Wesleyan College is a regionally liberal arts college with an enrollment of about 1,400 students from 35 US states and 26 countries. It was listed as one of the Best Southeastern Colleges by the Princeton Review in 2005, 2007 and 2009, and a Best-Value College in 2006 and 2007. The North Buckhannon Riverfront Park is the site of a farmer's market and also features a large pavilion, picnic tables, horseshoe pits and playground equipment. Other attractions in the town include West Virginia State Wildlife Center, Jawbone Park and Fidler's Mill.

Surrounding areas: Five Forks, West Virginia (7.2 mi), Union, West Virginia (12.7 mi), Roanoke, West Virginia (14.7 mi), Elkins, West Virginia (20.9 mi), Grafton, West Virginia (26.6 mi), Fairmont, West Virginia (34.3 mi)

Buckhannon Vacation Rentals

Buckhannon Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Colonial Hotel (front Unit)24 N Kanawha StBuckhannon, WV (304) 472-3000
Hampton Inn Buckhannon1 Commerce BlvdBuckhannon, WV (304) 473-0900
Wilderness PlantationJane Lew, WV12.3 mi.(304) 884-7806
Comfort InnEx 99 Of I-79 Rt 33Weston, WV13.0 mi.(304) 269-7000
Super 8 Motel12 Market PLWeston, WV13.0 mi.(304) 269-1086
Weston Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites215 Staunton DrWeston, WV13.0 mi.(304) 269-3550
Weston Motor InnWeston, WV13.0 mi.(304) 269-1975
Stonewall Jackson Lake Lodge149 State Park TrailRoanoke, WV14.7 mi.(304) 269-7400
Super 8 Motel PhilippiPhilippi, WV15.0 mi.(304) 457-5888
Super 8 MotelPhilippi, WV15.0 mi.(304) 457-5888
Mid Town Motel300 Crim AveBelington, WV15.8 mi.(304) 823-2330
Ramada Inn250 Emily DrClarksburg, WV19.9 mi.(304) 623-2600
Days Inn Clarksburg112 Tolley StBridgeport, WV20.0 mi.(304) 842-7371
Knights Inn1235 W Main StBridgeport, WV20.0 mi.(304) 842-7115
Sleep Inn115 Tolley DrBridgeport, WV20.0 mi.(304) 842-1919
Holiday Inn100 Lodgeville RdBridgeport, WV20.3 mi.(304) 842-5411
Microtel Inn And Suites201 Conference Center WayBridgeport, WV20.3 mi.(304) 808-2000
Wingate Inn350 Conference Center WayBridgeport, WV20.3 mi.(304) 808-1000
Days Inn (randolph Center)1200 Harrison AveElkins, WV20.4 mi.(304) 636-8948
Town House West - New SectionClarksburg, WV20.7 mi.(304) 623-3716
Best Western Of ElkinsRt 250/219 SElkins, WV21.2 mi.(304) 636-7711
Econo LodgeElkins, WV21.2 mi.(304) 636-5311
Elkins Super 8 Motel350 Beverly ParkElkins, WV21.2 mi.(304) 636-6500
Graceland Inn & Conference CTR100 Campus DrElkins, WV21.2 mi.(800) 624-3157
Holiday Inn Express-Elins50 Martin StElkins, WV21.2 mi.(304) 630-2266
Valley View MotelMillcreek, WV21.8 mi.(304) 335-6226
Super 8 Motel-bridgeport168 Barnett Run RdBridgeport, WV23.6 mi.(304) 842-7381
Tygart Lake State Park LodgeRt 1 Box 260Grafton, WV26.6 mi.(304) 265-6144
Red Roof Inn Fairmont50 Middletown RdFairmont, WV29.8 mi.(304) 366-6800

Buckhannon Weather & Climate

Northern West Virginia has a four-season climate classified as humid continental. July is the average warmest month, with an average high temperature of 85. The average coolest month is January with an average low temperature of 21. Snowfall can occur anytime from late November to mid-April, with the most amounts falling during January and February. However, it is rare for a major snowstorm to hit this area. Rainfall is spread out fairly evenly over the entire year. Thunderstorms are frequent during the late spring and throughout the summer, and occasionally can be quite violent. Tornadoes are very rare in the state of West Virginia. The driest period tends to be during the autumn months of September and October. Spring is the most unpredictable season. It's not unusual in the springtime for a warm, sunny day to be followed immediately by a chilly, rainy day.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 39°F 18°F 3.83 in. -
February 43°F 19°F 3.42 in. -
March 53°F 27°F 4.28 in. -
April 63°F 35°F 3.82 in. -
May 72°F 45°F 4.67 in. -
June 79°F 54°F 4.80 in. -
July 83°F 59°F 4.80 in. -
August 81°F 57°F 4.50 in. -
September 75°F 50°F 4.00 in. -
October 65°F 38°F 3.14 in. -
November 54°F 29°F 3.76 in. -
December 44°F 23°F 3.96 in. -

Buckhannon Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Harrison Marion Regional airport (CKB) located about 20 miles north of Buckhannon in Clarksburg, West Virginia, Morgantown Municipal Walter L Bill Hart Field (MGW) located approximately 47 miles northeast of Buckhannon in Morgantown, West Virginia, the Grant County airport (W99) located roughly 58 miles east of Buckhannon in Petersburg, West Virginia, the Mid Ohio Valley Regional airport (PKB) located around 69 miles northwest of Buckhannon in Parkersburg, West Virginia, and finally Ingalls Field (HSP) located about 75 miles south of Buckhannon in Hot Springs, Virginia.

Buckhannon Attractions

Water Parks
Sandcastle Water ParkPittsburghPA100.8 mi.
Golf Courses
EvUn Breth Golf CourseBuckhannonWV 
Deerfield Golf CourseWestonWV12.5 mi.
Barbour Country ClubPhilippiWV14.9 mi.
HideAWay Golf CourseWest MilfordWV16.9 mi.
Elks Country ClubElkinsWV21.7 mi.
Lake Floyd Golf ClubBristolWV25.1 mi.
Tygart Lake Public Golf CourseGraftonWV26.7 mi.
Apple Valley Country ClubWhitehallWV29.6 mi.
Ski Areas
Wisp Ski AreaMchenryMD61.1 mi.
The HomesteadHot SpringsVA72.0 mi.
Bryce ResortBasyeVA78.5 mi.
MassanuttenHarrisonburgVA82.5 mi.
Wintergreen ResortWintergreenVA105.2 mi.
WinterplaceFlat TopWV108.0 mi.
State Parks
Audra State ParkWV9.8 mi. 
Watters Smith Memorial State ParkWV14.9 mi. 
Tygart Lake State ParkWV22.8 mi. 
Holly River State ParkWV23.7 mi. 
Valley Falls State ParkWV28.6 mi. 
Cedar Creek State ParkWV34.6 mi. 
Pricketts Fort State ParkWV36.5 mi. 
Zoos and Aquariums
Oglebay's Good ZooWheelingWV78.4 mi.
The WildsCumberlandOH96.5 mi.
Pittsburgh ZooPittsburghPA100.8 mi.
National Aviary in PittsburghPittsburghPA100.8 mi.
National Zoo Conservation & Research CenterFront RoyalVA109.6 mi.

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