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

Welcome To Historic Downtown Weston

 
 
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Photographed By Craig Doda, July 22, 2022
1. Welcome To Historic Downtown Weston Marker
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Weston Interesting Facts
Weston was founded in 1818 as Preston; the name was changed to Fleshersville soon after, and then to Weston in 1819. The city was incorporated in 1846.

Weston is a city in Lewis County, West Virginia, United States. The population was 4,110 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Lewis County, and home to the Museum of American Glass in West Virginia and the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum.

Elevation: 1,020'
Area: 1.992 mi˛
Population: About 4000
Location of Weston in Lewis County, West Virginia.
Coordinates: 39°2'31'N 80°28'12'W

Notable people
Louis Bennett Jr., World War I flying ace
William Thomas Bland, congressman
Charlie Brown, World War II USAAF pilot
Andrew Edmiston, Jr., congressman
John William Hamilton, bishop
Buddy Hayes, musician
Rush D. Holt, Sr., senator
Rush D. Holt, Jr., congressman
Jason Koon, poker player
Lewis Maxwell, congressman
Alexander Scott Withers, author
Fred Wyant, football player

Weston Historic Walking Tour

1.Trans-Allegheny
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Lunatic Asylum/West Virginia Hospital for the Insane
2. West Virginia & Pittsburgh Railroad Depot / B.O. Railroad
3. Monticello Hotel
4. The East and West Second Street Bridge
5. The Citizens Bank Building #2 / The Baily House
6. Traction Building
7. Holt Square
8. The Museum Of American Glass in West Virginia
9. Camden Hotel
10. The Tracy Block
11. St. Patrick's Catholic Church
12. St. Paul's Episcopal Church
13. First Baptist Church
14. The National Exchange Bank Of Weston
15. The Weston Post Office / Maxwell home
16. George Woofter House
17. Old St. Patrick's Church
18. The Louis County War Memorial & Louis Bennett Public Library
19. 236 First Street and Bald Cypress Tree
20. Arnold Edwards House
21. Old Hill-Arnold Cemetery
22. Brannon-Whelan House
23. Weston Steam Laundry & The Dawson "Tidal Wave” Saloon
24. Weston First City Building
25. Brinkman Building
26. Dougherty's Shanty
27. Dyer Buildings
28. The First Citizens Bank Building
29. Edmiston Block
30. G. C. Murphy 5 & 10
31. A. A. Lewis-The Hub Store-Woodford Buildings
32. Ralston Edmiston Building
33. Edwards Block
34. Weeden Hoffman Store / B. Kaplan Store
35. Weston's First Five & Ten Cent Store
36. Fairyland Nickelodeon Movies
37. Tierney
Welcome To Historic Downtown Weston Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, July 22, 2022
2. Welcome To Historic Downtown Weston Marker
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38. Egan - Kane Hardware
39. The Stringer and Weston Flour Mill
40. First Street Footbridge
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1818.
 
Location. 39° 2.34′ N, 80° 28.117′ W. Marker is in Weston, West Virginia, in Lewis County. Marker is on North River Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 N River Ave, 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. West Virginia & Pittsburg Railroad Depot - Hales Emporium (within shouting distance of this marker); The Second Street Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Staunton And Parkersburg Turnpike (within shouting distance of this marker); Lewis County World War Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Weston State Hospital (within shouting distance of this marker); Historic Edmiston-Ralston Building (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fairland Nickelodeon And Bank Alley (about 500 feet away); Tierney-Farnsworth Building (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Weston.
 
Also see . . .  Weston Historic Walking Tour. (Submitted on August 17, 2022, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 21, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 17, 2022, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 103 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 17, 2022, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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