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Area Description

Buckhannon and Upshur County, WV is what small town charm is all about. The Downtown Buckhannon Historic District offers locally owned restaurants, Civil War history, specialty shops, parks & lodging facilities--and everything is within walking distance! You'll love strolling up & down the historic streets of Buckhannon.

A quick drive south, and you'll shift to the great outdoors at the WV Wildlife Center, where you can walk along a 1.25 mile path while viewing WV native wildlife.

Upshur County's rivers are an unknown gem--native trout & huge muskie make for a fun fishing trip. Our rivers are perfect for a kayak / canoe trip, too!

Within 30 minutes of Upshur County, you'll find a resort & spa, excursion train rides, the American Mountain Theatre and endless opportunities to create an adventure & lasting memories.

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   Hidden in North Central West Virginia and nestled in the foothills of the majestic Allegheny Mountains is Buckhannon and Upshur County, West Virginia. This beautiful area offers the quite simplicity and down-home friendliness of small-town life with an unusual and unexpected variety of attractions. From fairs and festivals to fishing, arts & crafts, local cuisine, boating and other outdoor adventures, we have something for everyone!

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The arts play a large role in Buckhannon and Upshur County life, and several talented local residents offer their creations for sale. In addition, theater, music and dance companies perform on a regular basis. This is a great place to spend the day checking out beautiful art, then get dinner and catch a show. Check out all we have to offer!

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Providing transportation within Upshur County and our surrounding region. Pre-scheduled appointments are appreciated, but not required. Contact Country Roads to explore Upshur County and more!

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St. Joseph's Hospital offers a full range of healthcare services. From our PromptCare and Emergency Room, to our Womens' Health Services, to Home Health and Hospice, we care for our community with compassion and respect for the God-given dignity and each person, and the sacredness of human life.

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Monthly Temperatures / Rainfall

 Month  Low  Avg  High  Rain
 Jan  18.3  29.0  39.7  3.8 "
 Feb  19.6  31.7  43.8  3.4 "
 Mar  27.3  40.2  53.1  4.3 "
 Apr  35.2  49.1  63.1  3.8 "
 May  45.7  59.1  72.5  4.7 "
 Jun  54.5  67.1  79.7  4.8 "
 Jul  59.5  71.3  83.0  4.8 "
 Aug  57.4  69.5  81.5  4.5 "
 Sep  50.6  63.1  75.7  4.0 "
 Oct  38.2  52.0  65.7  3.1 "
 Nov  29.8  42.0  54.1  3.8 "
 Dec  23.2  33.8  44.4  4.0 "


Spring temperatures are cold with averages in the upper 40's and highs in the low 60's. Nights are cold with lows in the mid 30's. Summer temperatures are mild with averages in the upper 60's and highs in the low 80's. Nights are cool with lows in the upper 50's. Fall temperatures are cool with averages in the low 50's and highs in the mid 60's. Nights are cold with lows in the upper 30's. Winter temperatures are cold with averages in the low 30's and highs in the low 40's. Nights are cold with lows in the low 20's.

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