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Weston in Lewis County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Weston

 
 
Weston Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, September 5, 2014
1. Weston Marker
Inscription.  Established, 1818, on farm of Henry Flesher, Revolutionary War veteran, first settler. He was attacked by Indians in 1784, but made his escape. Here is grave of Alexander Scott Withers, who told the story of "Border Warfare."
 
Erected by State of West Virginia.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansSettlements & SettlersWar, US RevolutionaryWars, US Indian.
 
Location. 39° 2.207′ N, 80° 28.01′ W. Marker is in Weston, West Virginia, in Lewis County. Marker is at the intersection of Center Avenue (U.S. 19) and Bank Street, on the right when traveling north on Center Avenue. Marker is located near the sidewalk at the northwest corner of the Lewis County Courthouse grounds. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 110 Center Avenue, Weston WV 26452, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lewis County War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Henry Flesher (within shouting distance of this marker); Weston in the Civil War (within shouting
Weston Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, September 5, 2014
2. Weston Marker
(Lewis County Courthouse in background)
distance of this marker); Louis Bennett Library (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum (approx. 0.2 miles away); Weston State Hospital (approx. 0.2 miles away); Weston Colored School (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Weston State Hospital (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Weston.
 
Also see . . .
1. Weston, West Virginia (Wikipedia). Weston was founded in 1818 as Preston; the name was changed to Fleshersville soon after, and then to Weston in 1819. (Submitted on September 2, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Henry Weston Flesher, Sr. Henry Flesher ‎(1734-1803)‎ was born in Ober-Seemen, Heese, Germany. Henry immigrated to America with his older brother, Peter and family, arriving at the Port of Philadelphia on the ship Phoenix in 1752.‎ Peter was a shoemaker by trade and had apparently taught his trade to his younger brother Henry. In 1776 he moved his young family west settling at the mouth of Stone Creek on the West Fork River in what is now Lewis County, West Virginia, acquiring
Historical (1886) Lewis County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, September 5, 2014
3. Historical (1886) Lewis County Courthouse
(located just south of marker)
400 acres. (Submitted on September 2, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

3. Lieut. Henry Weston “Heinrich” Flesher (Find-a-Grave). Also known as Fleischer. Married about 1759 to Elizabeth Bush. Military service in Revolutionary War. (Submitted on September 2, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

4. Alexander Scott Withers (Wikipedia). Alexander Scott Withers was a Virginia slave owner, lawyer, planter, magistrate, teacher and delegate to the First Wheeling Convention (1861) establishing the state of West Virginia. He is celebrated as the author of Chronicles of Border Warfare (1831), a history of the early white settlement of western Virginia and consequent conflicts with American Indians. (Submitted on September 2, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 31, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 61 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on September 1, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.   2, 3. submitted on September 2, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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