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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Clarksburg, West Virginia

Clickable Map of Harrison County, West Virginia and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Harrison County, WV (63) Barbour County, WV (59) Doddridge County, WV (13) Lewis County, WV (63) Marion County, WV (96) Taylor County, WV (50) Upshur County, WV (49) Wetzel County, WV (13)  HarrisonCounty(63) Harrison County (63)  BarbourCounty(59) Barbour County (59)  DoddridgeCounty(13) Doddridge County (13)  LewisCounty(63) Lewis County (63)  MarionCounty(96) Marion County (96)  TaylorCounty(50) Taylor County (50)  UpshurCounty(49) Upshur County (49)  WetzelCounty(13) Wetzel County (13)
Clarksburg is the county seat for Harrison County
Clarksburg is in Harrison County
      Harrison County (63)  
      Barbour County (59)  
      Doddridge County (13)  
      Lewis County (63)  
      Marion County (96)  
      Taylor County (50)  
      Upshur County (49)  
      Wetzel County (13)  
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1West Virginia, Harrison County, Clarksburg — "Stonewall" Jackson
Birthplace of General Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson. After a brilliant Mexican War record, he joined the Confederacy in 1861, earned his nickname and advancement in rank in first Battle of Bull Run, and was killed at Chancellorsville.Map (db m73406) HM
2West Virginia, Harrison County, Clarksburg — Clarksburg
(side 1) Established 1785. Named for Gen. George Rogers Clark. John Simpson camped here in 1764. Early permanent settlements were made by the Davissons, Cottrills, Sotha Hickman, Nicholas Carpenter, and others. (side 2) . . . Map (db m73413) HM
3West Virginia, Harrison County, Clarksburg — Clarksburg Convention
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 . . . Map (db m184744) HM
4West Virginia, Harrison County, Clarksburg — Clarksburg DefensesProtecting the Town and Railroad — Jones-Imboden Raid —
On April 20, 1863, Confederate Gens. William E. “Grumble” Jones and John D. Imboden began a raid from Virginia through present-day West Virginia against the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. Taking separate routes, they later reported . . . Map (db m58717) HM
5West Virginia, Harrison County, Clarksburg — Combat WoundedSome Gave All, All Gave Some
Combat Wounded. Dear friend, beware as you stand by. As you are now, so once was I. As I am now, so you will be. So get prepared to follow me. “To follow you I am not content. Until I know which way you went.” We are such things as dreams . . . Map (db m104605) WM
6West Virginia, Harrison County, Clarksburg — Daniel Davisson1748 • 1819
Born along Devils Crk. in the Millstone Valley of New Jersey. Married Prudence Izzard of Phil. in 1772. Came to Harrison Co. Va. in 1773 with wife father, Obadiah, uncles John, Andrew, Amaziah and families. His survey listed 400 acres in 1773 . . . Map (db m184966) HM
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7West Virginia, Harrison County, Clarksburg — Daniel Davisson Chapter NSDARIn Memory Of
Peter Devecman - 1803 • Obadiah Davisson - 1806 • Wife Elizabeth • Daniel Davisson - 1819 • Wife Prudence - 1806 • George J. Davisson - 1836 • Major Thomas P. Moore - 1830 • Wife Racheal - 1852 • Thadeus Moore - 1859 • Forbes Britton - . . . Map (db m184926) HM
8West Virginia, Harrison County, Clarksburg — Daniel Davisson DAR Cemetery
Site of Hopewell Baptist Church and burial place of Daniel Davisson. Major in Revolution. Commander of Nutter Fort and High Sheriff of Harrison County, he donated land for county buildings and this cemetery in the year of 1790.Map (db m184812) HM
9West Virginia, Harrison County, Clarksburg — Harrison County Soldiers Monument
Erected by the Citizens of Harrison County in memory of its soldiers who served in the Wars from 1776 to 1907.Map (db m184859) WM
10West Virginia, Harrison County, Clarksburg — John S. Carlile
Born in 1817, he practiced law and served in the Virginia Senate and US Congress. At the 1861 Richmond Convention, he opposed secession. Although he led efforts to create a new state and wrote "A Declaration of the People of Virginia" calling for a . . . Map (db m184802) HM
11West Virginia, Harrison County, Clarksburg — John Simpson
In 1764, John Simpson, hunter and trapper, established a camp here on the bank of the West Fork River opposite the mouth of Elk Creek. He was the first white man in the area. Simpson Creek and the town of Simpson are named for him.Map (db m174580) HM
12West Virginia, Harrison County, Clarksburg — Northwest AcademySoldiers' Home Reported damaged
From 1861 through 1865, Clarksburg was temporary home to hundreds of Union soldiers. Although many tents and huts were erected to quarter he men, soldiers occupied every public building at one time or another. You are facing the site of one such . . . Map (db m58718) HM
13West Virginia, Harrison County, Clarksburg — Oak Mounds
Directly to the east are two earthen, domed burial mounds. The larger mound is some sixty feet in diameter and twelve feet high. Excavations in 1969 revealed flint tools, pottery sherds and skeletal remains of two individuals. Site dates to about . . . Map (db m174582) HM
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14West Virginia, Harrison County, Clarksburg — Palace Furniture Building168 West Main Street
A seven-story building, the first concrete-steel building to be constructed in West Virginia. The first three stories were constructed in 1911 to house the Palace Furniture Company. In 1921 four stories were added to the building, as was the Neo . . . Map (db m185414) HM
15West Virginia, Harrison County, Clarksburg — Stonewall Jackson BirthplaceOrigins of a Confederate Hero
The house in which Thomas J. Jackson was born on January 21, 1824, stood across the street and halfway down the block to your right (marked with a bronze plaque). His father struggled to make ends meet and poverty marred Jackson’s childhood. Both . . . Map (db m166847) HM
16West Virginia, Harrison County, Clarksburg — The Immigrants
"...So build your community that quickened conscience, larger vision, deeper devotion and equality of rights for all will resolve itself into an enthusiastic zeal for personal service in the community. All who give service are torch bearers." . . . Map (db m73414) HM
17West Virginia, Harrison County, Clarksburg — The Jackson Cemetery
In this cemetery lie buried members of the Stonewall Jackson family: his father Jonathan, a sister Elizabeth, his great grandparents John Jackson and wife Elizabeth Cummings. Buried here also are Mrs. Mary Payne Jackson and Mrs. Mary Coles Payne, . . . Map (db m175548) HM
18West Virginia, Harrison County, Clarksburg — Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson Monument
"Look at Jackson there -- Standing like a stone wall" Brig. Gen. Bee, at the First Battle of Manassas Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson, Lt. General, C.S.A. Born in Clarksburg, January 21, 1824. Died May 10, 1863, from wounds . . . Map (db m73407) HM WM
19West Virginia, Harrison County, Clarksburg — Thomas J. (Stonewall) Jackson Birthplace
On this site stood the birthplace of Thomas J. (Stonewall) Jackson Lieutenant General C.S.A. Born January 21, 1824-Died May 10, 1863Map (db m73403) HM
20West Virginia, Harrison County, Clarksburg — Towers School
Built in 1894 and named in honor of Reverend George Towers, graduate of Oxford, England who was a teacher at Randolph Academy. The Academy, authorized by the Virginia Assembly in 1787, stood just to the east and was the principal regional school . . . Map (db m73405) HM
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21West Virginia, Harrison County, Clarksburg — U.S.S. West Virginia Bow Flag Staff
Placed in memory of those who gave their lives and in honor of all who served on this great battleship, sunk Dec. 7, 1941.Map (db m73412) WM
22West Virginia, Harrison County, Clarksburg — Union Meetings"We intend… to… remain in the Union"
Harrison County was among the first jurisdictions in western Virginia to support the Union. A pro-Union meeting was called for November 24, 1860, at the Clarksburg Courthouse, just after Abraham Lincoln had been elected president and many Southern . . . Map (db m73418) HM
23West Virginia, Harrison County, Clarksburg — Veterans Administration Hospital
A 212-bed general medical and surgical hospital, dedicated Dec. 17, 1950 and activated for patients in March 1951. It maintains 97 medical, 90 surgical and 25 psychiatric beds. It is affiliated with the West Virginia University School of Medicine.Map (db m174651) HM
24West Virginia, Harrison County, Clarksburg — Veterans Memorial
In memory of Veterans from all wars and conflicts in honor to God and countryMap (db m184866) WM
25West Virginia, Harrison County, Clarksburg — Waldomore / Nathan Goff
Waldomore. Built by Waldo P. Goff, father of Nathan Goff, in 1842, Waldomore is a two-story Neo-Classical Revival brick mansion used as the family home until the death of May Goff Lowndes in 1930. Left by her to the City of Clarksburg . . . Map (db m174510) HM
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Jan. 28, 2023