B: City of Buckhannon Mural

Existing Location B

Debra Dorland

Acrylic Paint


Corner of Main Street and Locust Street (Rt. 20)

This mural was designed & painted by Deborah Dorland of Richwood WV in the summer of 2006 and is based on the city seal of Buckhannon (est. 1816, inc. 1852) created by local artist Ross Straight in 1998. The seal depicts an imagined meeting between the great Delaware chief Buckhongahelas (after whom this city is reputedly named) & one of the region’s first European settlers, Samuel Pringle, who, with his brother John, made a home in a huge hollow sycamore tree approx. 4 mi. north 1764-7. This gift of Public Art is presented to the people of Upshur County fully funded by CHASE bank. This Civic Beautification Project was also made possible by in kind support form the Buckhannon Chamber of Commerce, Upshur County Development Authority, Wesleyan College, The Arts Alliance, DURON paint co. & Nanners & Willett, LC.