Weston in Lewis County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
Weston's First Bank/Bennett House
Now the law offices of Hunter Bennett, this was the first permanent location of Weston's first bank. It was here that the federal troops "robbed" the bank at the start of the Civil War of $27,000 of funds deposited by the Commonwealth of Virginia for the construction of The Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum. Later returned with $1,000.00 interest.
Erected by The City of Weston Historic Landmark Commission.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
Location. 39° 2.222′ N, 80° 28.021′ W. Marker is in Weston, West Virginia, in Lewis County. Marker is at the intersection of Bank Street and Center Avenue (U.S. 19), on the left when traveling east on Bank Street. Marker is located at the south entrance to the building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 137 Bank Street, 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. The Exchange Bank of Virginia and the Lewis Maxwell House (a few steps from this marker); Weston (within shouting distance of this marker); Lewis County War Memorial Henry Flesher (within shouting distance of this marker); Weston in the Civil War (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Tierney-Farnsworth Building (about 400 feet away); Fairland Nickelodeon And Bank Alley (about 400 feet away); Brannon-Whelan House (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Weston.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 12, 2022. It was originally submitted on May 9, 2022, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. This page has been viewed 86 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 11, 2022, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.