Upshur County

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Upshur County is named for Abel Parker Upshur, who was a United States Secretary of the Navy and Secretary of State.


Created:  March 26, 1851

County Seat: 

Buckhannon  1851 – present


County Courthouse – Buckhannon 


Location:  38 West Main Street / South Locust Street

Built:  1899 – 1901

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  Harrison Albright of Charleston

Contractor:  A F Withrow and Company of Charleston


Description:  The building faces north and is a two story red colored brick and stone structure. The north front has a large portico with four high columns rising to a pediment at the roof line. The central first story entrance has a small pediment above with large fanlight and decoration on the second story. On the center of the roof is a larhe octagonal dome with columns, windows and white dome with clock. The interior was remodeled in 1970. The architect was Richard L Smith Associates of Charleston and the contractor was Baker & Combs, Inc. of Morgantown.


County Courthouse Annex – Buckhannon 




Location:  38 West Main Street / South Locust Street

Built:  1993 – 1995

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Chapman Technical Group

Contractor:  Breckenridge Corporation


Description:  The building faces north Built in 1993, the modern building is a three story dark colored red brick and concrete structure. The building faces north and was completed in 1995. The building forms an “l” shape and joins the courthouse on the west side. The north front has a curved porch with four white columns. The roof is hipped. In 2007, the buildings were restored. The architect was Chapman Technical Group and the contractors were Huffman Corporation, Allegheny Restoration & Builders, Inc. and Keystone Waterproofing Inc.



N – Harrison County and Barbour County

E – Randolph County

S – Webster County

W – Lewis County























Photos taken 2012