|Scenic Harrison County boasts a wealth of
historic, ethnic and entertaining sites and activities.
The birthplace of General Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson is also home to the Federal
Bureau of Investigation's Criminal Justice Information facility.
Several annual ethnic festivities are held in the area, including the Italian Heritage
Festival, Black Heritage Festival and the Glen Elk Ethnic Festival.
The Italian Heritage Festival takes place on Labor Day weekend and offers a variety of
food, entertainment and special events.
The Black Heritage Festival is held the nearest
Saturday and Sunday to Emancipation Day. Ethnic art is displayed and on sale and foods and
the culture of all ethnic groups are celebrated.
Bridgeport is located at US 50 and I-79. This area contains several locations offering
antiques, glass and collectibles.
The Benedum Festival is held here each July to honor Bridgeport's benefactor, Michael Late
Benedum. He is responsible for providing the area with an airport, cemetery and civic
Lost Creek residents host the annual Country Fall Festival in September. Free
entertainment is available. Lost Creek is located off Exit 110 of Interstate 79.
The largest crafts co-operative in the state is found in Quiet Dell, which also can be
reached at I-79, Exit 115. Special events are hosted at the co-op throughout the year, in
addition to regular business hours.
In October, Salem is the site of the Salem Apple Butter Festival. A parade, music and
entertainment are offered, and of course, apple butter. Fort New Salem celebrates the
Harvest Festival the same weekend. Apple butter making, music and storytelling are
offered. Summer and Christmas events also take place at the Fort.
The Jennings Randolph House here was built in 1900 for former U.S. Senator Jennings
Randolph's parents. It was purchased by Salem-Teikyo University in 1985 and is now the
Jennings Randolph Center for Public Service. The center can be viewed by appointment only.
The Shinn house in Shinnston is the log cabin of one of the first settlers of the town. It
is situated off Route 19, but is not open to the public.
In mid-August, West Milford offers the Ol' Mill Festival. A parade and a variety of events
are funded by community dinners and bake sales.
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