Historic Map - Clarksburg, WV - 1898

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Clarksburg, West Virginia 1898. Drawn by T. M. Fowler.

This reproduction panoramic view of Clarksburg, West Virginia was drawn by Thaddeus Mortimer Fowler and published by T. M. Fowler & James B. Moyer in 1898. Clarksburg was established near the West Fork River and Elk Creek in 1785 and named for Revolutionary War general George Rogers Clark. Famed Confederate general Stonewall Jackson was born in Clarksburg in 1824. The B. & O. Railroad was extended from Grafton to Clarksburg in 1856. During the American Civil War, Clarksburg was a key supply depot for the Union army. Following the war Clarksburg grew as an industrial and manufacturing center fueled by the region���s valuable coal industry.

The Clarksburg map from 1898 includes clearly labeled streets, buildings, bridges and railroad lines. It features inset illustrations of the following:

West End School Building.
Glen Elk Hotel. J. B. Supler, Prop.
Res. of John Koblegard.
Res. of Miss Mary Chapin.
The Traders. T. B. Seely, Prop.
Res. of G. S. Sands.
Res. of William H. Lewis.
The Harrison Block.
U. S. Court House & Post Office.
Hart Bros. Machine Company.
Central School Building.
Harrison County Court House. Clarksburg, W. V.
North View Addition.
Interior View of Wells & Haymakers Drug Store.
J. F. Osborn���s Sons. Pioneer Iron Works. Manufacturers of and Dealers in Steam Engines, Steel Boilers, Saw Mills, Machinery and Supplies.

Features numbered references to the following locations:

  1. Court House.
  2. Public School.
  3. Public School West End.
  4. Broaddus Institute.
  5. Central Commercial College & School of Short Hand. Trader���s Bldg.
  6. Post Office.
  7. B. & O. R. R. Station.
  8. The Traders Hotel. T. B. Seely, Prop.
  9. Glen Elk Hotel. J. B. Supler, Prop.
10. Baptist Church.
11. Methodist S. Church.
12. Methodist N. Church.
13. Presbyterian Church.
14. Catholic Church.
15. Episcopal Church.
16. Hart Bros. Machine Co. Works.
17. J. F. Osborn���s Sons,
18. Clarksburg Roller Mills. Lowndes & Chorpening Co.
19. Steel & Bro. Anchor Mills.
20. Ruhl Koblegard & Co. Cigar Factory.
21. E. W. Wells. Granite & Marble Yard.


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