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ID: 2117793
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Clarksburg (inhabited place)  Clarksburg (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 39 16 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 39.2667  decimal degrees
Long: 080 20 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -80.3333  decimal degrees

Note: Located on W Fork of Monongahela River in central W Virginia; supply & administrative headquarters during Civil War for General George B McClellan, who was charged with holding W Virginia for Union.

Names:
Clarksburg (preferred,C,V)  ............ named for Gen. George Rogers Clark, who was a Virginia frontiersman in 1765

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of North and Central America (continent)  ....  North and Central America (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of United States (nation)  ........  United States (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of West Virginia (state)  ............  West Virginia (state) (P)
Hierarchy of Harrison (county)  ................  Harrison (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Clarksburg (inhabited place)  ....................  Clarksburg (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  settled in 1765
city (C)  ............  incorporated in 1921
county seat (C)
industrial center (C)  ............  for coal mines, machinery, oil & gas
manufacturing center (C)  ............  for glass, cement, chemicals, coffins, brick & zinc
agricultural center (C)
educational center (C)  ............  includes nearby Salem College
tourist center (C)  ............  includes Watters Smith Memorial State Park

Sources and Contributors:
Clarksburg..........  [VP Preferred]
.......................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 191
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) III, 354
.......................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS54003818
.......................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 270
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 191
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) III, 354
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS54003818
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 270
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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