The Spring 2023 edition of the Occasional Newsletter & Journal by the Upshur County Historical Society / Photo by Beckie Boyd

Get yours today: Annual Upshur County Historical Society journal is now available for history buffs

BUCKHANNON — The annual edition of the Upshur County Historical Society Occasional Newsletter and Journal is published and ready to be in the hands of history buffs across north central West Virginia.

Each journal edition highlights various topics pertaining to Upshur County historical events, persons, landmarks, services, organizations and countless other intriguing topics. With the inclusion of photos and historical artifacts throughout the journal, readers can dive deep into the content they read while envisioning life in Upshur County at that respective time. Each publication is highly researched and highly documented to ensure the sharing of history in a respectful and educated fashion.

“The journal is our major tool,” said Noel Tenney, Director of Special Projects at the UCHS. “Our journal has grown until it takes a life of its own.”

The nostalgia of reading a printed, historical publication draws the attention of readers of all ages across the United States. Whether an Upshur County native or an individual’s roots are tied to this area in some fashion, as many as 450 journals have already been sent to historical society members in 37 states this year.

With a total of 47 pages of storytelling, publications for the Spring 2023 edition include extensive information about topics such as the West Virginia Cooperative Extension Service, the history of the telephone service, Holly Grove and surrounding communities, among other stories.

“A brief history of telephone service in Upshur County” written by Amy Williams Tenney / Photo by Beckie Boyd

For local residents looking to get their hands on a newsletter, the public may contact Noel Tenney by email at or purchase the Spring 2023 edition on the Upshur County Historical Society website. Past newsletter publications are also available for purchase if inventory allows. See the list of available publications here.

Visit the Upshur County Historical Society Document Repository and Research Center at 29 West Main Street in Buckhannon. At this time, this location is not open to the public for walk-ins. However, appointments to visit the Repository are welcomed and encouraged. Schedule an appointment by email at

Learn more about recent publications, the Museum and the Repository at the Upshur County Historical Society website.

Stay tuned for upcoming My Buckhannon articles about the 2023 Summer Exhibit of the Upshur County History Center Museum at 81 West Main Street in Buckhannon.

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