Clarksburg, WV

There is nothing like that small-town atmosphere, especially when it's done properly, and Clarksburg serves it up just right. Clarksburg was voted the Small City of the Year in 2011 by the National League of Cities, and it's been getting better ever since. Known as 'The Jewel of the Hills,' Clarksburg was named after Revolutionary War General George Rogers Clark and one of its favorite sons includes Civil War Confederate General 'Stonewall' Jackson.  
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James Crim


There always seems to be a festival going on in Clarksburg. The town is home to the West Virginia Black Heritage Festival, the Glen Elk Wine, Music and Arts Festival, and the Greater Clarksburg 10K race, which is the official West Virginia 10K State Championship.


Clarksburg is small enough to explore on foot but big enough to keep you entertained all day and into the night. Clarksburg is a city in and the county seat of Harrison County with a 2010 population census of 16,578 residents.

Oak Mounds

Found on Oak Mounds Road, these mounds are reputed to have been built by the Hopewellian native culture between A.D. 1 and A.D. 500. Some archaeologists feel they are burial mounds while other theories suggest they are for astrological purposes because of positioning to astrological alignments. The excavation was begun in 1968.

Getting there

Airlines serving Clarksburg, WV from Myrtle Beach International Airport