One of the most notable historic landmarks is the Pringle Tree Park; the current park marks the first permanent settlement west of the Alleghenies in Virginia, settled by Samuel and John Pringle in 1764. The brothers lived in a hollowed Sycamore tree for 3 years and eventually began a permanent settlement with other emigrants. The burial site of Samuel Pringle and his wife Charity Pringle can be found at Hampton Cemetary.
Today, the 3rd generation Sycamore tree stands where the Pringle brothers once lived.
Pringle Tree Park is open to the public from May 1 to Nov. 1 and is maintained by the Upshur County Commission. Facilities include a boat launching ramp, toilets, parking area, picnic facilities, open field areas for athletics, and play ground equipment. Overnight camping is not permitted.
Pringle Tree Park Road, Buckhannon WV