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Welcome to Clarksburg ...

The city of Clarksburg is located in Harrison County<1> and is the County Seat for Harrison County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Clarksburg has a population of 15,225 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Clarksburg.

Clarksburg is 980 feet [299 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Clarksburg lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Clarksburg: (304) and (681)<4>

The ZIP code for Clarksburg: 26301<5>

Websites for Clarksburg ...

Official Website: www.clarksburg.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Clarksburg had an population of 15,225 people. This is a decrease of 8.16% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 9.07% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Clarksburg had a population of 16,578 people (which is 23.99% of the total population of Harrison County). This makes Clarksburg the county's most populous community.

The population of Clarksburg represents 0.89% of the population of West Virginia (which has 1,852,994 people), making it the state's 10th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 16,578 people, the population of Clarksburg has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (which had a count of 16,743 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Clarksburg.

Adding Clarksburg to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Clarksburg in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Clarksburg elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Clarksburg on a Rand McNally Map of West Virginia (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Clarksburg on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Clarksburg ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 16 communities that are also named Clarksburg - they are located in California, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri (2), New Jersey, New York, Ohio (2), Ontario, Pennsylvania and Tennessee.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Clarksburg.

Communities near Clarksburg ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Clarksburg.

  • Fairmont [Marion County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairmont
    • Fairmont [Marion County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northeast of Clarksburg
    • Estimated population in 2019: 18,388 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairmont
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fairmont<7>
  • Grafton [Taylor County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grafton
    • Grafton [Taylor County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the east of Clarksburg
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,982 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grafton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grafton<7>
  • Weston [Lewis County]
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    • Weston [Lewis County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the south of Clarksburg
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,857 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Weston have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weston
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Weston<7>
  • Philippi [Barbour County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Philippi
    • Philippi [Barbour County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southeast of Clarksburg
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,257 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Philippi
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Philippi<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Pleasant Valley [Marion County]
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      • Pleasant Valley [Marion County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Clarksburg
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,141 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Valley
    • Shinnston [Harrison County]
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      • Shinnston [Harrison County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the north of Clarksburg
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,104 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shinnston have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shinnston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shinnston<7>
    • Mannington [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mannington
      • Mannington [Marion County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the north of Clarksburg
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,023 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mannington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mannington<7>
    • Salem [Harrison County]
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      • Salem [Harrison County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the west of Clarksburg
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,522 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salem
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Salem<7>
    • Barrackville [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barrackville
      • Barrackville [Marion County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northeast of Clarksburg
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,279 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Barrackville have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barrackville
    • Monongah [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monongah
      • Monongah [Marion County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northeast of Clarksburg
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,149 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monongah have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monongah
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Monongah<7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Clarksburg. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Clarksburg.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Clarksburg. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Clarksburg.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Clarksburg. Our list includes 32 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Clarksburg.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Clarksburg ...

Looking for more information about Clarksburg? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Clarksburg, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Clarksburg.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Clarksburg: www.clarksburg.com/

The official website for Harrison County: www.harrisoncountywv.com/

The official website for State of West Virginia: https://www.wv.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of West Virginia's counties, including Harrison, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Clarksburg.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Clarksburg - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Clarksburg). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Clarksburg or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Clarksburg) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Clarksburg. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Clarksburg

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Clarksburg. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.2820, Longitude: -80.3457    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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