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Clarksburg in Harrison County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Clarksburg Convention

 
 
Clarksburg Convention Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bradley Owen, October 27, 2021
1. Clarksburg Convention Marker
Inscription.  On April 22, 1861, in Clarksburg, about 1,200 citizens of Harrison County met to oppose Virginia's proposed ordinance of secession. They supported John Carlile's call for delegates to meet on May 13 in Wheeling to determine a course of action for northwestern Virginia. Conventions at Wheeling reorganized a Union Virginia government that led to West Virginia statehood.
 
Erected 2016 by West Virginia Archives & History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsPolitical SubdivisionsWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list. A significant historical date for this entry is April 22, 1861.
 
Location. 39° 16.75′ N, 80° 20.315′ W. Marker is in Clarksburg, West Virginia, in Harrison County. Marker is on West Main Street just east of South 3rd Street, on the left when traveling east. The marker stands in front of the Clarksburg City Hall building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 290 W Main St, Clarksburg WV 26301, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Harrison County Soldiers Monument (here, next to this
Clarksburg Convention Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bradley Owen, October 27, 2021
2. Clarksburg Convention Marker
Harrison County Soldiers Memorial is on the right.
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marker); John S. Carlile (here, next to this marker); "Stonewall" Jackson (within shouting distance of this marker); Union Meetings (within shouting distance of this marker); Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S.S. West Virginia Bow Flag Staff (within shouting distance of this marker); Clarksburg (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Clarksburg.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 27, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 27, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. This page has been viewed 69 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 27, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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Jul. 2, 2022