“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Weston in Lewis County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)

Weston Colored School

Weston Colored School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Nessa Chan, September 29, 2007
1. Weston Colored School Marker
Inscription.  Built in 1882, the Weston Colored School was the fourth school erected with public funds for black children in West Virginia. It served the African-American community until desegregation in 1954. Later uses included a vocational agriculture classroom, a school for the developmentally challenged, a genealogy and history library, and a welcome center for Weston and Lewis County. The mission style facade is unique for Weston, while the wrought-iron fence is a remnant of many found here. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Erected by Preservation Alliance of West Virginia and the Benedum Foundation.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansEducation. A significant historical year for this entry is 1882.
Location. 39° 2.383′ N, 80° 27.883′ W. Marker is in Weston, West Virginia, in Lewis County. Marker is on Center Street. This is a stop on the Downtown Weston walking tour. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 345 Center 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. Weston State Hospital (approx. ¼ mile away); Louis Bennett Library
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(approx. ¼ mile away); Weston (approx. ¼ mile away); Henry Flesher (approx. ¼ mile away); Lewis County War Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Weston in the Civil War (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Weston State Hospital (approx. 0.3 miles away); Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Weston.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 3, 2013. This page has been viewed 505 times since then and 11 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on April 3, 2013. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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