Place:Upshur, West Virginia, United States

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Upshur County is a county located in the U.S. state of West Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 24,254. Its county seat is Buckhannon. Upshur County was formed in 1851 from Randolph, Barbour, and Lewis Counties and named for Abel Parker Upshur, a distinguished and jurist of Virginia. Upshur served as United States Secretary of State and Secretary of the Navy under President John Tyler.

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Timeline

Date Event Source
1851 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1851 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1851 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1852 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1853 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1853 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1860 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1860 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1863 Effective date for move from Virginia to West Virginia Source:Wikipedia

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1860 7,292
1870 8,023
1880 10,249
1890 12,714
1900 14,696
1910 16,629
1920 17,851
1930 17,944
1940 18,360
1950 19,242
1960 18,292
1970 19,092
1980 23,427
1990 22,867

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Upshur County, Virginia was established in 1851 from portions of Randolph, Barbour and Lewis Counties. It became part of West Virginia when it became a state in 1863.


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