Harrison County

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Harrison County is named for Benjamin Harrison, who was a Governor of Virginia.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Marion County

E – Taylor County and Barbour County

S – Upshur County and Lewis County

W – Doddridge County and Wetzel County

 

Created:  May 3, 1784                            Map of West Virginia highlighting Harrison County

County Seat: 

Clarksburg  1784 – present

 

County Courthouse – Clarksburg 

 

Location:  301 West Main Street / South 3rd Street

Built:  1931 – 1932

Style:  Moderne

Architect:  R L Walker and H F Horne of Cleveland, Ohio and Carlton C Wood of   Clarksburg

Contractor:  Hutter Construction Company of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a nine story stone, steel and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Clarksburg. There is a plaza on the north side. The center section extends north with east and west wings behind. The north front rises to a clock at the top. The building has a structural steel frame. The sleek facade is constructed of buff colored limestone. The first story entrance and the base of the building is polished black granite. The roof line is flat. In the interior, the floors are of differing colored marble. The wood in the Circuit Court courtroom is mahogany with inlays of ebony with burl panels. The building houses the County Circuit Court of the 15th Judicial Circuit, County Magistrates Court and Family Court. 

 

Note: On either side of the north entrance are metal tablets symbolic of the Ten Commandments of Mosaic Law resting on black granite pedestals.

 

County Courthouse Annex – Clarksburg 

 

Location:  231 South 3rd Street / Washington Street

Built:  2020 – 2022

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Silling Architects of Charleston

Contractor:  Rycon Construction Inc. of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a three story glass, steel and concrete  structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Clarksburg across from the courthouse. Vertical dividers run between the windows. The roof line is flat. The building is named as the County General Services Building. 

 

History:  The county was created in 1748 and Clarksburg was selected as the county seat. The first courthouse was frame structure built in 1787 at the corner of Main Street and 2nd Street at a cost of $550. The second courthouse was a two-story brick structure built in 1811 at the corner of Main Street and 3rd Street at a cost of $3,700. The third courthouse was a two-story brick structure built in 1856. The fourth courthouse was a three-story red colored brick structure designed by George W Bunting and built by George W L Mayers in in 1888 to 1889 at a cost of $46,000. The fifth and present courthouse was constructed in 1931 to 1932 at a cost of $750,000. The County Courthouse Annex was constructed in 2020 to 2022 at a cost of $21,000,000.

 

 

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County Courthouse – Clarksburg

 

 

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Statue of General Thomas J “Stonewall” Jackson

 

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Photos taken 2012