A State Born from a Nation Torn
West Virginia traces its very origins to the Civil War, and 150 years later it’s still possible to experience the history of the War Between the States. But Upshur County offers plenty of other options for going back in time, too. Take time to check out individual attractions, or get a great overview of the past at the Historical Society & Museum.
After defeating the town’s Union defenders Jenkins’s cavalry marched the prisoners to the courthouse and made them burn weapons and ammunition here. Click above for more information.
Visit Buckhannonn City Park on Park Street to learn more about McClellan, a Union general, and Buckhannon and Upshur County's shifting loyalties during the Civil War. Click above for more information.
Confederate Gen. Albert Jenkins overcame some Union resistance here during his late summer 1862 cavalry raid. Click above for more information.
In September 1863, Confederate Maj. Joseph Kesler led a raid through Upshur County aimed at capturing Sutton. Click above for more information.
After occupying Beverly for four days, Confederate Gen. John Imboden led his wing of cavalry here to reunite with the wing under Gen. William Jones during their 1863 raid. Click above for more information.
Fiddler's Mill is located south on Route 20 in Arlington, WV. It was built in 1821 by Daniel Peck. The stretch of road towards Fiddler's Mill has recently been named "Upshur Civil War Company "C" Militia Memorial Highway" to honor the Upshur County militia stationed in 'Centerville', now current day Rock Cave. For a full history of Company C of the Upshur County Militia, please click HERE.
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As you travel Route 20 south toward Buckhannon be sure to stop by and see the Latham House (currently under re-construction). It was original built in 1858. Click above for more information.
Among Upshur County's rich history, six sites are listed on the Naitonal Register of Historic Places. Click above for a complete listing.