Clarksburg is a city in West Virginia. The population was 16,578 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Harrison County. The city was founded in 1785 and named after General George Rogers Clark. Clarksburg is home to the West Virginia Army National Guard and the United States Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center.The climate in Clarksburg is humid continental, with cold, snowy winters and hot, humid summers. The average high in July is 86 degrees Fahrenheit (30 degrees Celsius) and the average low in January is 24 degrees Fahrenheit (-4 degrees Celsius).There are several popular attractions in Clarksburg. The West Virginia National Guard Museum is located on the grounds of the National Guard Armory. The Harrison County Courthouse, built in 1793, is the oldest courthouse still in use in West Virginia. The Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum, now a state-run hospital, was once the largest hand-cut stone structure in the United States. The Clarksburg Premium Outlets, located just outside the city, features over 60 stores.Downtown Clarksburg is easy to navigate and offers ample parking. There are several parking lots and garages located throughout the downtown area.