Harrison County

Harrison County is located in north-central West Virginia and has a population of 69,000 (2010 census). The county seat is Clarksburg, the birthplace of Confederate General Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson.  Harrison County is also home to the FBI’s CJIS complex.  Major cities in Harrison County include Clarksburg, Bridgeport, Salem, Lost Creek, Shinnston, and Nutter Fort.

 

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CLARKSBURG/CLARKSBURG

LOCATION:  CLARKSBURG, FRONT OF HARRISON COUNTY COURT HOUSE,

CORNER OF MAIN ST AND 3RD ST

GPS:

39* 16’ 44” N / 80* 20’ 21” W

39.279115 N / 80.339407 W

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO – CLARKSBURG 

NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES

WV Encyclopedia

(All Photos 05 January 2021)

OLD POSTCARDS DEPICT CLARKSBURG EARLY 1900s


“STONEWALL” JACKSON

LOCATION:  CLARKSBURG, FRONT OF HARRISON COUNTY COURT HOUSE, CORNER OF MAIN ST AND 3RD ST

GPS:

39* 16’ 44” N / 80* 20’ 21” W

39.279052 N / 80.339191 W

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO – STONEWALL JACKSON

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TheClio

(All Photos 05 January 2021)


CLARKSBURG CONVENTION

LOCATION:  DOWNTOWN CLARKSBURG, FRONT OF CITY HALL, ADDRESS 222 W. MAIN STREET, DIAGONALLY ACROSS FROM THE HARRISON COUNTY COURT HOUSE

GPS: 

39* 16’ 45” N / 80* 20’ 18” W

39.279166 N / 80.338546 W

NOTE:  JOHN S. CARLILE MARKER IS AT THE SAME LOCATION

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https://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/2034

(All Photos 05 January 2021) 


JOHN S. CARLILE

LOCATION:  DOWNTOWN CLARKSBURG, FRONT OF CITY HALL, ADDRESS 222 W. MAIN STREET, DIAGONAL FROM HARRISON COUNTY COURT HOUSE

GPS: 

39* 16’ 45” N / 80* 20’ 18” W

39.279166 N / 80.338546 W

NOTE:  THE CLARKSBURG CONVENTION MARKER IS AT THE SAME LOCATION

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO – JOHN S CARLILE

WV ARCHIVES AND HISTORY ARTICLE

https://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/967

(All Photos 05 January 2021)


WALDOMORE / NATHAN GOFF

LOCATION:  CLARKSBURG, IN FRONT OF WALDOMORE HOUSE NEXT TO HARRISON COUNTY LIBRARY, CORNER OF 4TH ST AND WEST PIKE ST. 

GPS:

39* 16’ 51” N / 80* 20’ 25” W

39.280855 N / 80.340428 W

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO – WALDOMORE 

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO – NATHAN GOFF

NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES DOCUMENT

https://www.theclio.com/entry/26201 

https://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/2127

(All Photos 08 February 2018)


TOWERS SCHOOL

LOCATION:  CLARKSBURG, 2ND STREET BETWEEN W PIKE ST AND HEWES AVE, NEXT TO FIRST METHODIST CHURCH.  SCHOOL IS GONE.  IT WAS LOCATED BETWEEN THE CHURCH AND CITY PARKING GARAGE. 

GPS:

39* 16’ 49” N / 80* 20’15” W

39.280536 N / 80.337613 W

**NOTE:  TOWERS SCHOOL WAS LOCATED ON THE LOT NEXT TO THE CITY PARKING GARAGE.  THE FILLED-IN GAP ON THE WALL (PHOTO #4)  INDICATES WHERE THE FRONT STEPS WENT UP TO THE SCHOOL

https://www.theclio.com/tour/100/8

NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES   (SEE #43)

(All current photos 05 January 2021. Last photo shows Towers School in the 1960s with Central Jr High School in the background.)


JACKSON CEMETERY

LOCATION:  CLARKSBURG, RT 20 (EAST PIKE ST) APPX 1 MILE FROM THE COURT HOUSE. APPX 200 YARDS WEST OF JOYCE ST.  AT JACKSON CITY PARK. CEMETERY IS APPX 50 YARDS AWAY FROM ROAD BEHIND PLAYGROUND.

GPS:

39* 16’ 45” N / 80* 19’ 24” W

39.279293 N / 80.323458 W

(MARKER IS HIDDEN FROM TRAFFIC EASTBOUND GOING AWAY FROM DOWNTOWN CLARKSBURG BY ROW OF PINE TREES)

**NOTE: IN PHOTO #3, THE CEMETERY IS LOCATED BEYOND THE PAVILION AND BASKETBALL COURT. AT FIRST, IT APPEARS TO BE TOTALLY FENCED IN, BUT THERE IS AN ENTRANCE ON THE CORNER TO THE RIGHT  (Photos 05 January 2021)

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JOHN SIMPSON

LOCATION:  CLARKSBURG, AT JUNCTION/SPLIT OF RT 19 (MILFORD ST) AND WEST PIKE STREET, APPX 1.5 MILES WEST OF THE COURTH HOUSE. ON TRAFFIC ISLAND.    

GPS:

39* 16’ 55” N / 80* 21’ 04” W

39.282225 N / 80.351246 W

(All photos 05 January 2021)

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simpson_Creek_(West_Virginia)

 

 


VETERANS ADMINISTRATION HOSPITAL

LOCATION:  RT 98 SOUTH OF CLARKSBURG NEAR VETERANS PARK.  ACROSS FROM ENTRANCE TO LOUIS A. JOHNSON VA HOSPITAL. APPX 1 MILE EAST OF RT 19.

GPS:

39* 16’ 08” N / 80* 21’ 48” W

39.269053 N / 80.363455 W

NOTE:  THERE IS MAJOR CONSTRUCTION GOING ON IN 2021 TO THE HOSPITAL AND SURROUNDING PARKING AREAS. 

(Photos 05 January 2021)

OLD POSTCARD DEPICTS HOSPITAL WHEN OPENED

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OAK MOUNDS (#1)

LOCATION:  RT 98 SOUTH OF CLARKSBURG NEAR VETERANS PARK.  AT ENTRANCE TO LOUIS A. JOHNSON VA HOSPITAL. APPX 1 MILE EAST OF RT 19.

GPS: 

39* 16’ 09” N / 80* 21’ 48” W

39.269332 N / 80.363417 W

(SEE OAK MOUNDS #2 BELOW FOR DRIVING DIRECTIONS TO MOUND.  AS THE CROW FLIES, THEY ARE ACTUALLY LOCATED 4/10 MILE TO THE SOUTHWEST)

(Photos 05 January 2021)

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OAK MOUNDS (#2)

*** MISSING ***

LOCATION:  RT 19 SOUTH OF CLARKSBURG, APPX ½ MILE FROM VETERANS PARK AND JUNCTION WITH RT 98. AT JUNCTION WITH NATIONAL GUARD ARMORY ROAD. 

GPS:

39* 16’ 14” N / 80* 22’ 12” W

39.270630 N / 80.370256 W

CHURCH ADDRESS IS 401 OAKMOUND ROAD, CLARKSBURG, WV

(MOUND IS LOCATED 1.5 MILES AWAY AT OAK MOUND EVANGELICAL CHURCH.  CONTINUE ½ MILE ON RT 98 SOUTH TO RT 19 SOUTH APPX ½ MILE, TURN LEFT ON OAK MOUND ROAD. GO APPX ½ MILE AND TURN LEFT ON SAND CUT ROAD TO MOUND) 

Photos 05 January 2021: Photo #1 shows damaged pole. Photo # 2 is current photo of mound nearby. Photos #3 and #4 are the old marker taken in December 2008.

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WEST MILLFORD

LOCATION:  TOWN OF WEST MILFORD, RT 19 APPX 8 MILES SOUTH OF CLARKSBURG AT JUNCTION WITH RT 270.

GPS:

39* 12’ 13” N / 80* 24’ 43” W

39.203734 N / 80.412140 W

** MISSING ON 20 JULY 2021, BUT NEW MARKER IS ENROUTE TO DOH FOR FUTURE INSTALLATION – WATCH FOR UPDATES

** NOTE:   EARLY ACCOUNTS SPELL IT WEST MILLFORD.  THE CURRENT TOWN IS COMMONLY SPELLED WEST MILFORD.

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HARRISON COUNTY /

LEWIS COUNTY

LOCATION:  RT 19 AT COUNTY LINE

GPS:

39* 07’ 51” N / 80* 25’ 14” W

39.131121 N / 80.420704 W 

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B&O DEPOT

LOCATION:  LOST CREEK, EXIT 110 OFF I-79.  CORNER OF MAIN ST AND RAILROAD ST.

GPS:

39* 09’ 38” N / 80* 21’ 04” W

39.160576 N / 80.351334 W

** MISSING ON 20 JULY 2021, BUT NEW MARKER IS ENROUTE TO DOH FOR FUTURE INSTALLATION – WATCH FOR UPDATES

http://www.wvculture.org/shpo/nr/pdf/harrison/05000660.pdf 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lost_Creek_station


HARRISON COUNTY /

BARBOUR COUNTY

LOCATION:  RT 20 AT COUNTY LINE

PHOTOS 20 JULY 2021

GPS:

39* 08′ 14″ N, 80* 13′ 34″ W

39.137458 N, 80.226183 W


RANDOLPH MASON

LOCATION:  RT 20, APPX 1.5 MILES SOUTH OF JUNCTION WITH RT 57, AT ROMINES MILLS

GPS:

39* 09’ 57” N / 80* 15’35” W

39.166071 N / 80.259821 W

PHOTOS 20 JULY 2021

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melville_Davisson_Post

https://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/1902


HARRISON COUNTY /

BARBOUR COUNTY

LOCATION:  RT 57 AT COUNTY LINE, CR 57/3 (BIRDS RUN)

GPS:

39* 10’ 18” N / 80* 13’ 29” W

39.171700 N / 80.224857 W

** MISSING ON 20 JULY 2021 **


CENTER BRANCH CHURCH

LOCATION:  RT 20, APPX 2 MILES SOUTH OF NUTTER FORT CITY PARK, AT TURKEY RUN ROAD.  CHURCH IS APPX 50 YARDS WEST, ACROSS THE HIGHWAY ON TURKEY RUN ROAD

GPS:

39* 14’ 49” N / 80* 18’ 52” W

39.247138 N / 80.314674 W

** MISSING ON 05 JANUARY 2021 **

ONLY THE POLE REMAINS

PHOTOS #1 AND #2 ARE FROM 05 JANUARY 2021

PHOTOS #3 AND #4 ARE FROM DECEMBER 2008


NUTTER’S FORT

LOCATION:  NUTTER FORT, RT 20, APPX 1 MILE SOUTH OF RT 98, ACROSS FROM NUTTER FORT CITY PARK

GPS:

39* 15’ 27” N / 80* 19’ 19” W

39.257617 N / 80.322142 W

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nutter_Fort,_West_Virginia

https://www.theclio.com/entry/25924

ALL PHOTOS 05 JANUARY 2021


JOHN POWER’S FORT

LOCATION:  BRIDGEPORT, RT 50, APPX ¼ MILE WEST OF RT 58 (VIRGINIA AVE)

GPS:

39* 16’ 54” N / 80* 15’ 28” W

39.281677 N / 80.257898 W

HISTORY OF BRIDGEPORT INCLUDES FORT

FAMILY GENEALOGY SITE 

ALL PHOTOS 21 MARCH 2021


BENEDUM CIVIC CENTER

LOCATION:  DOWNTOWN BRIDGEPORT, RT 50 NEAR JUNCTION WITH ORCHARD AVE AND RAILROAD TRACKS

GPS:

39* 17’ 02” N / 80* 15’ 13” W

39.284045 N / 80.253628 W

https://www.wvencyclopedia.org/print/Article/1252

https://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/442

ALL PHOTOS 11 MARCH 2021


HARRISON COUNTY /

TAYLOR COUNTY

LOCATION:  RT 50, APPX 100 YARDS EAST OF I-279

GPS:

39* 17’ 53” N, 80* 12’ 05” W

39.298307 N, 80.201532 W

** MISSING 05 APRIL 2021 **

PHOTO 05 APRIL 2021 POLE VISIBLE TO THE RIGHT


SIMPSON CREEK COVERED BRIDGE

LOCATION:  MEADOWBROOK ROAD / MURPHY’S RUN ROAD, APPX ¼ MILE WEST OF I-79 EXIT 121.  ACROSS FROM STATE POLICE AND DEPT OF HIGHWAYS ON DESPARD – SUMMIT PARK ROAD 24/2

** MISSING 05 APRIL 2021 **

PHOTOS 05 APRIL 2021 – POLE VISIBLE TO THE RIGHT

GPS:

39* 18’ 31” N / 80* 16’ 45” W

39.308640 N / 80.279341 W

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simpson_Creek_Covered_Bridge

https://www.wvencyclopedia.org/print/Article/1660

NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES DOCUMENT


HARRISON COUNTY /

TAYLOR COUNTY

** MISSING 23 MARCH 2021 **

LOCATION:  RT 73 AT COUNTY LINE, APPX 3 MILES NORTH OF SALTWELL ROAD (RT 131)

GPS:

39* 22’ 35” N, 80* 11’ 59” W

39.376531 N, 80.199961 W

PHOTOS TAKEN 23 MARCH 2021. MARKER POLE IS STILL STANDING ON SOUTH END OF THE BRIDGE. APPEARS TO HAVE BEEN CUT OFF AS IT IS SHORTER THAN USUAL.


HARRISON COUNTY /

TAYLOR COUNTY

LOCATION:  RT 76 AT COUNTY LINE, APPX 2 MILES SOUTH OF RT 50 NEAR LAKE RIDGE

GPS:

39* 16’ 43” N / 80* 12’ 08” W

39.278795 N / 80.202283 W

PHOTOS 04 JUNE 2021


SALTWELL

LOCATION:  SALTWELL, RT 131, APPX 3 MILES WEST OF RT 19 AND EXIT 125 OFF I-79.  APPX 200 YARDS SOUTHEAST OF COONS RUN ROAD CR 13/2

GPS:

 39* 21’ 45” N / 80* 16’ 14” W

39.362604 N / 80.270582 W

PHOTOS 23 MARCH 2021


SPELTER COMMUNITY /

SPELTER ZINC PLANT

LOCATION:  SPELTER, RT 19 NORTH OF CLARKSBURG, APPX 1 MILE SOUTH OF MEADOWBROOK ROAD AT JUNCTION WITH CR 19/33. TOWN IS LOCATED ¼ MILE EAST.

GPS:

39* 20’ 56” N / 80* 19’ 28” W

39.349097 N / 80.324711 W

HISTORY OF SPELTER

DUPONT LEGAL SETTLEMENT 

PHOTOS #1 THRU #5 11 TAKEN MARCH 2021

PHOTOS #6 THRU #8 TAKEN DECEMBER 2008

POSTCARDS FROM EARLY 1900s


LUMBERPORT

LOCATION:  LUMBERPORT, RT 20, APPX 2 MILES WEST OF RT 19 AND JUST WEST OF HAYWOOD POWER PLANT

GPS:

39* 22’ 47” N / 80* 20’ 37” W

39.379855 N / 80.343678 W 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lumberport,_West_Virginia

PHOTOS #1-#4 TAKEN 11 MARCH 2021

PHOTO #5 TAKEN OCTOBER 2009


HARRISON COUNTY /

WETZEL COUNTY

LOCATION:  RT 20 AT COUNTY LINE, NW OF WALLACE

GPS:

39* 27’ 30” N / 80* 30’ 28” W

39.458414 N / 80.507809 W

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HAYWOOD JUNCTION

STATE POLICE CAMP

LOCATION:  SOUTH OF SHINNSTON, ON RT 20

APPX 100 FEET WEST OF JUNCTION WITH RT 19. 

GPS:

39* 22’ 35” N / 80* 18’ 42” W

39.376454 N / 80.311756 W 

SHINNSTON NEWS ARTICLE   (SCROLL DOWN)

HISTORY OF WV STATE POLICE

ALL PHOTOS 11 MARCH 2021


LEVI SHINN HOUSE

LOCATION:  SHINNSTON, RT 19 APPX 1 MILE NORTH OF JUNCTION WITH RT 20.  NEAR COLUMBIA AVE.

GPS:

39* 23’ 01” N / 80* 18’ 23” W

39.383698 N / 80.306407 W

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Levi_Shinn_House

WV ARCHIVES AND HISTORY ARTICLE 

NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES DOCUMENT

ALL PHOTOS 11 MARCH 2021


SHINNSTON TORNADO

LOCATION:  SHINNSTON, RT 19, APPX ½ MILE SOUTH OF SALTWELL ROAD (CR 131).  

GPS: 

39* 23’ 35” N / 80* 18’ 26” W

39.393125 N / 80.307425 W

CLICK HERE FOR WIKIPEDIA ARTICLE

WV ARCHIVES AND HISTORY ARTICLE 

https://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/398

ALL PHOTOS 11 MARCH 2021


BIG ELM

LOCATION:  RT 19, APPX 1 MILE NORTH OF SHINNSTON, JUST NORTH OF BIG ELM ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. SITUATED NEXT TO GRANVILLE DAVISSON HALL MARKER. NO PARKING NEAR MARKERS – MUST PARK AT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 200 YARDS AWAY AND WALK ALONG HIGHWAY.

GPS:

39* 24’ 11” N / 80* 16’ 58” W

39.403032 N / 80.283194 W 

https://wvhistoryonview.org/catalog/013259

PHOTOS 12 APRIL 2021

POSTCARD DEPICTS TREE IN EARLY 1900s


GRANVILLE DAVISSON HALL

LOCATION:  RT 19, APPX 1 MILE NORTH OF SHINNSTON, JUST NORTH OF BIG ELM ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. SITUATED NEXT TO BIG ELM MARKER. NO PARKING NEAR MARKERS – MUST PARK AT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 200 YARDS AWAY AND WALK ALONG HIGHWAY.

GPS:

39* 24’ 11” N / 80* 16’ 58” W

39.403032 N / 80.283194 W 

https://www.wvencyclopedia.org/print/Article/123

https://www.theclio.com/entry/116467

MARKER APPEARS TO HAVE BULLET HOLE IN UPPER CORNER


BATHSHEBA BIGLER SMITH

LOCATION:  ENTERPRISE, ON CR 19/2 APPX 50 YARDS EAST OF RT 19.

GPS:

39* 25’ 25” N / 80* 16’ 37” W

39.423620 N / 80.276943 W

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bathsheba_W._Smith

LDS CHURCH BIOGRAPHY

ALL PHOTOS 11 MARCH 2021


ENTERPRISE

LOCATION: ENTERPRISE, RT 19, APPX 50 YARDS SOUTH OF CR 19.2

GPS:

39* 25’ 22” N / 80* 16’ 39” W

39.422819 N / 80.277711 W

ALL PHOTOS 11 MARCH 2021


REVOLUTIONARY GRAVES

LOCATION:  ENTERPRISE

GPS: ??

FINDAGRAVE WEBSITE ARTICLE 

*** MARKER HAS BEEN MISSING OVER 10 YEARS. EXACT LOCATION UNKNOWN ***


HARRISON COUNTY /

MARION COUNTY

LOCATION:  RT 19, APPX 1 MILE NORTH OF ENTERPRISE. IT APPEARS AS THOUGH SOMEONE ATTACHED AN ADDRESS TAG TO THE POST.

GPS:

39* 25’ 55” N / 80* 16’ 39” W

39.432030 N / 80.277751 W


SALEM

LOCATION:  SALEM, MAIN ST ON WEST END OF TOWN, APPX ¼ MILE EAST OF K.D. HURLEY ROAD (SALEM UNIVERSITY)

PHOTOS 05 AUGUST 2021

GPS:

39* 16’ 58” N / 80* 33’ 48” W

39.283001 N / 80.563509 W

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salem,_West_Virginia

NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES DOCUMENT 


INDUSTRIAL HOME FOR GIRLS

LOCATION:  INDUSTRIAL, WEST OF DOWNTOWN SALEM, ON LONG RUN ROAD / MOORE STREET APPX 500 YARDS SOUTH OF RT 50/28 (MAIN ST) 

** NOTE: THIS IS AN ACTIVE PRISON, SO PHOTOGRAPHY AND SIGHTSEEING ARE VERY LIMITED. PHOTOS 05 AUGUST 2021.

GPS:

39* 16’52” N / 80* 34’ 33” W

39.281110 N / 80.575857 W

http://www.wvculture.org/history/government/salem02.html

https://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/1069


HARRISON COUNTY /

DODDRIDGE COUNTY

LOCATION: RT 23 (JACOB’S RUN ROAD), APPX 2 MILE NORTH OF JUNCTION WITH RT 50, JUST WEST OF SALEM

PHOTOS 05 AUGUST 2021

GPS:

39* 18’ 20” N / 80* 35’ 08” W

39.305715 N / 80.585665 W


HARRISON COUNTY /

DODDRIDGE COUNTY

LOCATION:  OLD RT 50 (MAIN STREET – WESTBOUND OUT OF SALEM) APPX 250 YARDS BEFORE JUNCTION WITH NEW RT 50

GPS:  (UNSURE IF THIS WAS ORIGINAL LOCATION)

39* 17′ 48″ N, 80* 35′ 45″ W

39.296867 N, 80.596093 W