Harrison County, West Virginia

Harrison County, West Virginia, Court House, Clarksburg, Monongahela Valley Region
Courthouse, Harrison County, West Virginia

Harrison County, in north-central West Virginia (WV), was created in 1784 and named for Benjamin Harrison, Virginia statesman and the father of William Henry Harrison. Its seat is at Clarksburg. The West Fork River flows north through the county and is its principal stream. The adjacent cities of Clarksburg and Bridgeport, near the center of the county, are part of one of the most populated areas in the state. Salem International University, at Salem, is located in the western county.

Harrison County enjoys a diverse economy, which includes farming, tourism, gas drilling, and technology. As of the 2010 census, its population was 69,099.

Cities & Towns in Harrison County

Anmoore, West Virginia
Bridgeport, West Virginia
Clarksburg, West Virginia
Despard, West Virginia
Enterprise, West Virginia
Lost Creek, West Virginia
Lumberport, West Virginia
McWhorter, West Virginia
Meadowbrook, West Virginia
Nutter Fort, West Virginia
Romines Mills, West Virginia
Salem, West Virginia
Shinnston, West Virginia
Spelter, West Virginia
Stonewood, West Virginia
Wallace, West Virginia
West Milford, West Virginia
Wolf Summit, West Virginia

Parks & Public Recreation Facilities

Bridgeport City Park (Bridgeport, WV)
Clarksburg City Park (Clarksburg, WV)
North Bend Rail Trail
Hite Field (Clarksburg, WV)
Lowndes Park (Clarksburg, WV)
Veterans Park (Clarksburg, WV)
Watters Smith Memorial State Park

Harrison County Historic Landmarks

Governor Joseph Johnson House (Bridgeport, WV)

Regional Information for Harrison County, West Virginia

Further information on lodging, dining, and recreation in Harrison County may be found in our guide to travel in the Monongahela Valley Region in northern West Virginia, in which Harrison County is located.

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