Back In The Day, This Quiet West Virginia Town Was A Mafia Mecca

When people think of Italian mafia families, they imagine places like Chicago or New York. One state that definitely does not come to mind is West Virginia. But the residents of Clarksburg who are wise to local history, know that their city — and nearby Fairmont — were once mafia towns.

It just goes to show that organized crime can occur anywhere if there are enough people in an area who are willing to earn a living outside the confines of the law. Did you know about the mafia in Clarksburg and Fairmont? What other WV cities do you know that have mob ties? Feel free to comment below and join the discussion.

To learn more about West Virginia, check out the 10 most dangerous towns in the Mountain State according to a 2015 statistical analysis by the FBI.