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1772

Nutter's Fort was built on Elk Creek in Harrison County

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1773

Daniel Davisson claimed land through settlement in Harrison County

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1780

Settlers built their adjoining houses in a rectangle in Harrison County two miles west of Nutter's Fort

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1787

Virginia legislature chartered Randolph Academy in Clarksburg

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1796

George Towers arrived from England to teach at Randolph Academy

1819

Clarksburg chosen as site of first federal court west of Alleghenies

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1836

The Virginia Geological Report noted the county's rich coal deposits

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1838

Northwestern Virginia Turnpike was completed to Parkersburg

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1841

The Northwestern Academy was established

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1857

B&O Railroad improved transportation in Harrison County

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Apr 22, 1861

Unionist leaders rallied in Clarksburg

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1863

Harrison County was first in West Virginia in the production of beef cattle

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1867

The Clarksburg Independent School District was established

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1888

Salem College was founded

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1900

Harrison County held a population of 27,690

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1903

Harrison County was fourth in the state in total tons of coal produced

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1904

The National Carbon Company began operating a graphite plant in Anmore

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1920

Harrison County population rose to 74,783

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1923

Lost Creek was the largest cattle shipping point on the B&O system

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1924

John W. Davis Democratic candidate for president

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1950

The Veterans Administration Medical Center was built in Harrison County

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1960

The United Hospital Center was erected

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1989

Salem College was bought by Japanese interests and became Salem-Teikyo University (later Salem International University)

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