Have you heard of the two brothers who lived in a sycamore tree for 3 years? That’s exactly how Buckhannon got its start!
From the Pringle Brothers creating the first permanent settlement along the Buckhannon River in 1764 to current day, Buckhannon has thrived the past 250+ years. A walk from one end of Main Street to the other, you’ll see 3 blocks of intricate structures built in the late 1800s, full of stories. Create Buckhannon – a local volunteer group – are working to revive those old stories, with historic plaques placed with some of the most notable buildings. Here are a few stories you’ll see along the way….
One of the oldest on Buckhannon’s Main Street, the current Chamber & Visitor Center building was completed in 1891 and was home to a dry goods store and printing shop. During recent renovation, a brick with the date ‘1892’ was found decoratively carved beside a 2nd story window.
The Reger Building, now home of Main Street Antiques, once was used as a boarding – house on the second story, and home of the popular Liberty Lunch in the 1940’s.
There’s a total of 12+ historic markers throughout the Main Street area – if you’re willing to venture further out, you’ll find some remarkable sites like Fidler’s Mill, Civil War sites and more.