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1764

John Simpson settled on the West Fork River.

Other events that happened on or around 1764

1773

Daniel Davisson claimed land through settlement in Harrison County

Other events that happened on or around 1773

1784

Clarksburg became the county seat of the new Harrison County

Other events that happened on or around 1784

1785

Clarksburg was chartered

Other events that happened on or around 1785

1787

Construction began on the first courthouse in Clarksburg

Other events that happened on or around 1787

1819

Clarksburg chosen as site of first federal court west of Alleghenies

Other events that happened on or around 1819

1887

Clarksburg laid first 6 miles of water lines

Other events that happened on or around 1887

1889

Downtown streets of Clarksburg lit up by electricity

Other events that happened on or around 1889

1900

First sewer lines were installed in Clarksburg

Other events that happened on or around 1900

1907

Empire Bank building was finished in Clarksburg

Other events that happened on or around 1907

1909

Elegant seven-story Waldo Hotel opened

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1911

Goff Building was finished in Clarksburg

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1912

Union Bank building finished in Clarksburg

Other events that happened on or around 1912

1924

John W. Davis Democratic candidate for president

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1929

Clarksburg reached peak population at 35,115

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1932

The most recent courthouse was finished in Clarksburg

Other events that happened on or around 1932

Aug 31, 1979

The first Italian Heritage Festival began in Clarksburg

Other events that happened on or around August 31, 1979


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