What is the proper name of the cemetery?

The cemetery has been known by a few names over the years, most commonly referred to as “Odd Fellows Cemetery” ,“The IOOF Cemetery”, or “The Cemetery on South Chestnut Street”. Out of respect to the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, the organization which founded the cemetery, we have referred to the cemetery as “The Former […]

What are our goals for preserving the headstones in the cemetery and how will the Historical Society will be a huge part of that process?

We are working in conjunction with the Harrison County Historical Society and Americorp for a series ofrestoration projects to be held over the course of the 2018 grounds keeping season which typically runs fromMarch through November. We will be announcing more details in the coming weeks and months. Please visit this website periodically to stay […]

Where does the funding come from to maintain the cemetery and fixing headstones?

Funding for the Historic Clarksburg WV Cemetery Preservation Alliance for this past year were due to acombination of private donations, a donation from The City of Clarksburg, and fundraising efforts. Our mainfundraiser this past year was soliciting sponsorships for wreaths through Wreaths Across America. WreathsAcross America is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the mission of […]

The county commission seemed ready to help once it was a non-profit. Will the HCWVCPA be going back with a request?

Yes, the Historic Clarksburg WV Cemetery Preservation Alliance will hopefully in the near future. In addition to the County Commission’s request and concern pertaining to public funds benefiting a private organization, I believe the recent change in ownership of the Former IOOF Cemetery satisfies that. There were other criteria laid out pertaining to the Former […]