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Clarksburg, West Virginia

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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.

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.

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View map or topo map of Clarksburg, WV and vicinity


Benedum Airport : Map of heliports and airports


Harrison County Schools


Clarksburg-Harrison Public Library

Television (TV) and Radio Stations

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

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