Clarksburg (West Virginia)

Clarksburg, also called the "Jewel of the Hills", is a city of 16,743 people in West Virginia. Established in 1785, it was named for General George Rogers Clark, an important military leader in the Revolutionary War and the brother of William Clark, who was half of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. It was the birthplace of Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson, and today is part of the I-79 Technology Corridor. Despite being a relatively large city for West Virginia, it has the second-lowest crime rate in the state, and one of the lowest in the nation.

Clarksburg has a fairly large population descended from Italian immigrants, many of whom came to the area to work in the coal mines and the glass factories. Along with the West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival, you'll also find a number of really good Italian restaurants in town.

Get in

Clarksburg is at the intersection of US-50, between Parkersburg in the west and Grafton in the east, and US-19, between Fairmont in the north and Weston in the south. Clarksburg is just west of I-79 (exit 119); Bridgeport is just east of the interstate.

There is one airport serving Clarksburg:

  • North Central Regional Airport (CKB), 2000 Aviation Way, +1 304-842-3400. Daily flights to Dulles Airport, Virginia.

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Routes through Clarksburg

Morgantown Bridgeport  N  S  Weston Charleston
Parkersburg Salem  W  E  Bridgeport Winchester


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