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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


Climate

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

Books

History of Harrison County, West Virginia -- Published 1910

West Virginia Geological Survey: Doddridge and Harrison Counties