Buckhannon: Then and Now – Buckhannon Chemical Plant

Buckhannon: Then and Now. Join us in showcasing the landmarks of Upshur County throughout history and today.

This is an early-20th-century photo of the Buckhannon Chemical Plant located in Selbyville, Banks District. The plant produced charcoal, acetate of lime and wood alcohol from 1903 until the early 1930s. Today, this site is the location of the Upshur County Youth Camp. Original photo courtesy of the Upshur County Historical Society.

Buckhannon Chemical Plant circa 1903-1930s / Photo courtesy of Upshur County Historical Society

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