Introduction to Clarksburg, West Virginia
Clarksburg, West Virginia, in Harrison county, is located 82 miles S of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. As of the year 2000 census, 16,743 people resided in Clarksburg.
Clarksburg was created in Virginia in 1785. It was named in honor of General George Rogers Clark, a military officer from Virginia during the American Revolutionary War. John Simpson camped in the area in 1764 and was the first white man to visit Clarksburg. The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad first reached the area in 1856. The city is the county seat of Harrison County, which was established in 1784.
Clarksburg and nearby Attractions
- Clarksburg Downtown Historic District
- North Bend Rail Trail
- Barbour County Historical Society Museum
- Valley Worlds of Fun
- Prickett's Fort State Park
- Tygart Lake State Park
Things To Do In Clarksburg
Clarksburg area has numerous parks such as the Northview Park, Lowndes Park, and Veterans Park. It is also worth taking a look around the Clarksburg Downtown Historic District and Quality Hill Historic District. The Clarksburg - Harrison Public Library is an ideal destination for the book lovers. The Barbour County Historical Society Museum, Prickett's Fort State Park, Valley Worlds of Fun, and Audra State Park are in the neighborhood. Local festivals include West Virginia Black Heritage Festival, West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival, and West Virginia Blackberry Festival.
Harrison/ Marion Regional Airport is a short distance away.
Clarksburg Higher Education
Fairmont State College, California University of Pennsylvania, and West Virginia University provide programs for higher studies.