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Clarksburg, West Virginia

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Welcome to Clarksburg ...

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Clarksburg has a population of 15,621 people<1> (see below for details).

Clarksburg is 980 feet [299 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Area codes for Clarksburg: (304) and (681)<3>

Population Details ...

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 total 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).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Clarksburg had an population of 15,621 people. This is a decrease of 5.77% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 6.7% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Clarksburg ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Clarksburg and not the distance if you drove.<4>.

Community   2017
Barrackville   [Map]   1,299   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Fairmont   [Map]   18,467   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Grafton   [Map]   5,077   E   18 miles [29 km]
Mannington   [Map]   2,043   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
Monongah   [Map]   1,124   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Philippi   [Map]   3,380   SE   18 miles [29 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Clarksburg.

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.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Clarksburg. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Clarksburg. Our list includes 32 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Clarksburg:

Websites for Clarksburg ...

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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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About Harrison County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Clarksburg:

The official website for Harrison County:

The official website for State of West Virginia:

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Clarksburg.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Clarksburg - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).

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<4>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 (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Clarksburg. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, 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: 39.2821, Longitude: -80.3477     [Map].

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