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Upshur County

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Upshur County

Formed in 1851 from Randolph, Barbour, and Lewis Counties and named for Abel Parker Upshur, distinguished statesman and jurist of Virginia.

County Seat: Buckhannon, WV
Population: 23,404 (2000 Census)
Upshur County Profile

Lodging: Upshur County Hotels

Libraries: Upshur County Public Library

Schools: Upshur County Schools

Cities and Towns

Buckhannon, WV


Temperature Mean Annual Average: 52 (Degrees F)
January Averages: High 40 (Degrees F) -- Low 19 (Degrees F)
July Averages: High 84 (Degrees F) -- Low 59 (Degrees F)

Long Term Precipitation

January: 3.52 inches -- July: 4.85 (inches) -- Annual: 47.9 (inches)

Mean Annual Snowfall Range

45 - 80 inches

Upshur County Weather Forecast

Additional Sources of Information


The History of Upshur County, West Virginia -- From its earliest exploration and settlement to the present time, published in 1907.

West Virginia Geological Survey: Barbour and Upshur Counties and Western Portion of Randolph County