Johnson Elementary Fun Facts!
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- Johnson Elementary was built in the 1950s. The main structure was situated on a campus that includes Bridgeport High School and Bridgeport Middle School. It was also named a 2011 West Virginia Exemplary School. This structure has been torn down and a new Johnson Elementary was opened across the parking lot in August 2018.
- Bridgeport, West Virginia, is a small residential town (population 7,306) located at the intersection of Interstate 79, a major North-South artery, and US Route 50, a major East-West highway. First chartered in 1816, the town was named for the first bridge in Harrison County, built across Simpson Creek in 1881. Bridgeport's history is not one of big industries, exciting events, and momentous political decisions. It is instead a progression of people and an account of their activities. Descendants of many of the town's first settlers still live in and around Bridgeport, but the Bridgeport of today offers new faces every week. People interested in family find Bridgeport an attractive home. It is a comfortable town in which to live. People are still friendly. A stranger may smile at you as you pass on the sidewalk and may even say hello.
- Harrison County, West Virginia, was formed in 1784 from a portion of Monongalia County. It was named for Benjamin Harrison, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, colonial governor of Virginia (1781 - 1784), and forefather of two American presidents. Clarksburg, the county seat, was established in 1785 and named for General George Rogers Clark.