Clarksburg-Harrison Public Library
404 West Pike Street   Clarksburg, WV 26301   304-627-2236
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For more than forty years, the Clarksburg-Harrison Public Library's home was an elegant antebellum house called Waldomore. Over the years, the library's collection and services outgrew the capacity of the old building. In 1975, a new structure was built beside Waldomore to house the Library's main collection. Waldomore remains a part of the library complex. Its ground floor offers a large public meeting space alongside rooms that display period furnishings. Its second floor houses the West Virginia Collection and Gray Barker UFO Collection.

If you would like to use the public meeting space in Waldomore, please read Meeting Room Use Policy or contact the Library.

The West Virginia Collection

The West Virginia Collection is a specialized reference collection devoted to all aspects of life in the "Mountain State." The collection contains census records, cemetery listings, and family histories as well as books and magazines about the history of the state. The collection is maintained with the generous assistance of the Harrison County Genealogical Society.

Feel free to stop by or contact David Houchin, the Special Collections Librarian.


The Library has issues of the local newspapers dating back to 1967 available on microfilm. For information regarding obituaries prior to 1967 or to request an obituary, please contact either the Reference Librarian or the Special Collections Librarian.

Waldomore Hours

The West Virginia Collection is open during the hours listed below or by appointment. If you need assistance with your research, we recommend making an appointment to work with the Special Collections Librarian, David Houchin.

Sun & Mon: Closed
Tues, Wed, & Fri: 1pm - 5pm
Thurs: 1pm - 4pm & 5pm - 7pm
Sat: 9am - 12pm

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HeritageQuest Online

Available for use at home and at the Library!

HeritageQuest Online combines digital, searchable images of U.S. federal census records with the digitized version of the popular ProQuest Genealogy & Local History collection and other valuable content.

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Ancestry Library Edition

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