Located on the intersection of major transportation arteries Interstate 79 and U.S. Route 50, Clarksburg is the main commercial, health care, and professional office hub in the region.
The greater Clarksburg area abounds with historic sites and architecture. The elegant antebellum Waldomore house serves as part of the Clarksburg-Harrison County library complex. The ground floor displays period furnishings. The upstairs contains reference collections on genealogy and other aspects of life in West Virginia.
The town sits within easy reach of lakes, state parks and other recreational attractions. The Veterans Memorial Park just off of Milford Street features a pool, miniature golf course, new amphitheater and scenic one-mile walking trail along the West Fork River.
- The three-day Blackberry Festival serves up delightful blackberry treats, as well as crafts, pet parade, games, fireworks, entertainment and more. The annual festival takes place near the end of July in the Clarksburg City Park.
- The Italian Heritage Festival is a fantastico three-day celebration with pageantry, authentic Italian cuisine, ongoing entertainment and special activities area for children. Held every Labor Day weekend, the event has been rated among the "Top 4 Italian Festivals” in the nation by the National Sons of Italy.
- The Black Heritage Festival promotes the African-American experience. The September event includes a youth block party and live entertainment. Each year, outstanding youths are recognized and honored as festival king and queen.
Major employers are the FBI, United Hospital Centers, Harrison County Board of Education, Meadowbrook Mall and Dominion Gas. Clarksburg's historic downtown is home to the largest legal, accounting, and banking community in north central West Virginia.