The West Virginia. Cyclopedia
Clarksburg, West Virginia
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.
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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