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WBLK, the first radio station in Clarksburg, went on the air in 1936.
WBLK, the first radio station in Clarksburg, went on the air in 1936.
'''Radio Stations'''<br/>
WPDX (AM 750) : WXKX (AM 1340, Sports) : WOBG (AM 1400) : WKJL(FM 88.1, Religious) : WZWA (FM 90.1) : WGIE (FM 92.7, Country) : WPDX (FM 104.9) : [http://www.wfby.com/index2.html WWLW] (FM 106.5, Classic Rock)
'''Television (TV) Stations'''<br/>
[http://www.wboy.com/ WBOY] (TV 12, NBC) : [http://www.wvfx.com/ WVFX] (TV 46, Fox)
<h2>Variant Name(s)''' for Clarksburg, WV</h2>
<h2>Variant Name(s)''' for Clarksburg, WV</h2>

Revision as of 10:46, 21 November 2005

Clarksburg, WV (map), the county seat of Harrison County, was originally chartered in 1785 and named for George Rogers Clark, noted Virginia soldier. Clarksburg was the birthplace of General Thomas J. ("Stonewall") Jackson, CSA.

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View map or topo map of Clarksburg, WV and vicinity

Nearby Attractions

Clarksburg Downtown Historic District

Development of Clarksburg

In 1852, construction of a branch of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad connecting the B&O line in Grafton to Parkersburg via Clarksburg was begun. The route was finished in July, 1857. By the mid-1870's Clarksburg was a triving community, with a population of about 1,600 residents.

During the early decades of the 20th Century, the Monongahela West Penn Public Service Company operated the largest network of electric railroad interurban lines in state from a central point in Clarksburg, with lines extending to Fairmont, Weston, and Mannington.

By the 1920's, Clarksburg had become a major manufacturing center. Products manufactured by firms located in Clarksburg included: window glass, fruit jars, various types of bottles, dinnerware, sanitary pottery, tin plate, glass molds, carbon electrodes and plates, toy marbles, tin cans, caskets, wooden boxes, macaroni, brick, tile, natural gas, coal, oil and machinery.

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Benedum Airport : Map of heliports and airports


Harrison County Schools


Clarksburg-Harrison Public Library


WBLK, the first radio station in Clarksburg, went on the air in 1936.

Radio Stations
WPDX (AM 750) : WXKX (AM 1340, Sports) : WOBG (AM 1400) : WKJL(FM 88.1, Religious) : WZWA (FM 90.1) : WGIE (FM 92.7, Country) : WPDX (FM 104.9) : WWLW (FM 106.5, Classic Rock)

Television (TV) Stations
WBOY (TV 12, NBC) : WVFX (TV 46, Fox)

Variant Name(s) for Clarksburg, WV

Clarkes Town, Clarkesburg, Clarkesburgh

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Map of Clarksburg, WV

Elevation: 1011 feet
Population: 16,743 (2000 Census)
Longitude: -80.3447
Latitude: 39.2806