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Harrison County

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Harrison County
Harrison County Courthouse in Clarksburg, WV
Rural Harrison County near West Milford, WV

Created in 1784 from Monongalia County and named for Benjamin Harrison, distinguished Virginian, who was the father of William Henry Harrison, ninth President of the United States, and the great grandfather of Benjamin Harrision, twenty-third President. The West Fork River flows north-to-south through much of the county.

County Seat: Clarksburg, WV
Population: 68,652 (2000 Census)
Harrison County Profile

Lodging: Harrision County Hotels

Airports: Benedum Airport
Schools: Harrison County Schools
Libraries: Clarksburg-Harrison Public Library

State Parks

Watters Smith Memorial State Park

Cities and Towns

Bridgeport, WV
Clarksburg, WV
Lost Creek, WV
Nutter Fort, WV
Lumberport, WV
Salem, WV
Shinnston, WV
Stonewood, WV
West Milford, WV


Temperature Mean Annual Average: 52 (Degrees F)
January Averages: High 39 (Degrees F) -- Low 19 (Degrees F)
July Averages: High 85 (Degrees F) -- Low 61 (Degrees F)

Long Term Precipitation

January: 2.91 inches -- July: 4.06 (inches) -- Annual: 42.3 (inches)

Mean Annual Snowfall Range

30 - 40 inches

Harrison County Weather Forecast

Additional Sources of Information


History of Harrison County, West Virginia -- Published 1910

West Virginia Geological Survey: Doddridge and Harrison Counties