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1770

A permanent settlement was made in the Buckhannon Valley

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1782

Bush's Fort was destroyed by Indians

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1795

The massacre of the Bozarth family was the last Indian foray in Upshur County

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1810

Methodists organized their first church in Upshur County

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1847

The Buckhannon Male and Female Academy was established

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Mar 26, 1851

Upshur County was formed from Randolph, Lewis, and Barbour counties

Sep 12, 1863

The Upshur Militia was captured at Centerville

1871

The French Creek Academy was established

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1882

The West Virginia Classical and Normal Academy was established in Upshur County

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1883

The West Virginia Central & Pittsburgh Railroad first entered Upshur County

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1887

The West Virginia Wesleyan College was established in Buckhannon

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1901

The first coal in Upshur County was commercially mined

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1904

Henry Gassaway Davis built the Coal & Coke Railway

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1907

There was an explosion at the Pleasant Valley Coal Company mine killing 12 men

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1913

The Indian Camp Normal School was established

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1921

St. Joseph's Hospital (Upshur County) was founded by the Pallottine Missionary Sisters

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1923

The West Virginia State Wildlife Center was established at French Creek

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1935

Arthur B. Waugh won the Pulitzer Prize in journalism

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Jun 03, 1936

The first Strawberry Festival was held in Buckhannon

1939

Sculptures by Annie Latham Bartlett was exhibited at the New York World's Fair

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1956

Jean Lee Latham won the Newbery Award for Carry On, Mr. Bowditch

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2000

Upshur County population was 23,404

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