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 History

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.

Clarksburg Transportation

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.


Total Population 16,347
Male Share of the Population 47.9%
Female Share of the Population 52.1%
Senior Citizens 15.6%
Employed Population 16+ 7,082
Age of the Population 40


% of people married 42.1%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 19.7%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $53,495
% Above Poverty Level 81.3%
% Below Poverty Level 18.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 18 minutes
% Working from Home 2.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.9%
% Using Public Transportation 1.6%


People Living Alone 39.7%
Median Gross Rent $635
Median House Value $80,000


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 15.9%
US/American 0%
English 9.5%
Irish 15%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Clarksburg Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 82 miles S of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
County Harrison
Standard Zip Codes 26301
P.O. Box Zip Codes 26302, 26461
Company Zip Codes 26306
Phone Area Codes 304
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.28
Longitude -80.344

Clarksburg Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 1 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 39 F
Apr Temp 38 to 63 F
Jul Temp 62 to 85 F
Oct Temp 41 to 65 F
Annual Precip 45 inches
Station WESTON
Distance 18.3 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 42 F
Apr Temp 36 to 67 F
Jul Temp 60 to 87 F
Oct Temp 40 to 69 F
Annual Precip 51 inches
Distance 21.7 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 40 F
Apr Temp 35 to 63 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 38 to 66 F
Annual Precip 48.9 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Clarksburg, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Dawmont (26301)

Eastpointe (26301, 26302)

Wilsonburg (26461)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Anmoore 608 $29,063
Bridgeport 8,338 $93,199
Lumberport 1,022 $54,063
Nutter Fort 1,625 $54,489
Stonewood 1,909 $49,125
West Milford 772 $63,750

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Clarksburg Public Libraries

Clarksburg-harrison Public Library
Clarksburg, West Virginia
(304) 627-2236
Library Web Site

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Clarksburg Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
PO BOX 1680
(304) 624-2121
Emergency Service: Yes

Clarksburg - Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center
One Medical Center Drive
(304) 623-3461 or (800) 733-0512
Emergency Service:

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Serves 880 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.2

Serves 664 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.5

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Student/teacher ratio: 0.3

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