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French Creek is in Upshur County (Central Region).


The city was first settled in 1808 by a party from Massachusetts. The name came from a local legend about three Frenchmen who prospected for gold in the area in 1725.
The WV State Wildlife Center and the Stonecool Lake WMA are wonderful places to visit to view wildlife and nature of the area. The camping around the area is wonderful due to the amount of camping facilities close to the city.
The Kanawha River and the Buckhannon River are near the city providing numerous fishing and boating opportunities for residents and visitors. Many local shops in the area offer merchandise for water activities.

Pioneer Campground |
Wildlife Viewing West Virginia State Wildlife Center |

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08/06 Coming to The area
West Virginia Strawberry Festival Buckhannon WV May15-19 The Festival is a unique, traditional celebration to promote the strawberry harvest. Enthusiastic volunteers provide good, family style entertainment that offers exciting educational and cultural events for everyone.
Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival Harrisonburg VA June9-16 The Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival is a week-long summer music festival devoted to promoting an appreciation and understanding of the music of Bach and a featured composer, country, era or people.
Mountainfest Morgantown WV July24-28
Upper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Festival Wheeling WV July26-28 Bocce tournament, pasta exhibit, wine competition, entertainment.
Appalachian Festival Beckley WV August23-25 The 17th Annual Appalachian Festival is three big days packed with arts, crafts, entertainment, music, food and fun!