The History Center

The History Center (HM97F)

Location: Buckhannon, WV 26201 Upshur County
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N 38° 59.601', W 80° 14.01'

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Southern Methodist Church Building

— 81 West Main Street —

81 West Main Street, The History Center, est. 1983, by The Upshur County Historical Society, built, 1853 as the Southern Methodist Church Building.

During the night of August 30, 1862, Civil War action in the form of Jenkins' Raid swept down Main Street to this building where Federal supplies were stored. With this Confederate victory came the destruction of these food supplies as hugh bonfires burned just outside this building. Pillaging, looting, and burning filled the night air along Main Street as the horrors of war became reality. This simple Greek Revival structure was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1992. This building is maintained as a historic site, museum, and meeting place by the Upshur County Historical Society.
HM NumberHM97F
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Date Added Monday, October 13th, 2014 at 4:10pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 566379 N 4316318
Decimal Degrees38.99335000, -80.23350000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 59.601', W 80° 14.01'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 59' 36.06" N, 80° 14' 0.60" W
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Area Code(s)304
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 76-80 Co Rte 12, Buckhannon WV 26201, US
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