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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.


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Clarksburg, WV

Airports

Benedum Airport : Map of heliports and airports

Attractions

Clarksburg Downtown Historic District
Valley Falls State Park
Watters Smith Memorial State Park


Government

Clarksburg City Hall (map)

Libraries

Clarksburg-Harrison Public Library (map)

Media

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)

Newspapers'
Clarksburg Exponent/Telegram

Schools

Colleges and Universities
Clarksburg Center Branch Campus Fairmont State College (map) Public Schools
Harrison County Schools

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Maps

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Map of Clarksburg, WV showing streets and highways, and nearby airports, parks, hospitals, and other points of interest, with link to driving directions.


Topo map of Clarksburg, WV and vicinity

Census Data

Population: 16,743 (2000 Census)

Geo Data

Elevation: 1011 feet
Longitude: -80.3447
Latitude: 39.2806

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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.


Variant Name(s) for Clarksburg, WV

Clarkes Town, Clarkesburg, Clarkesburgh