Weston in Lewis County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
Weston State Hospital
Erected 1965 by West Virginia Historic Commission.
Location. 39° 2.364′ N, 80° 28.128′ W. Marker is in Weston, West Virginia, in Lewis County. Marker is at the intersection of West 2nd Street (U.S. 33) and South River Road on West 2nd Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Weston WV 26452, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Weston State Hospital (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum (about 700 feet away); Weston Colored School (approx. ¼ mile away); Louis Bennett Library (approx. ¼ mile away); Jackson's Mill (approx. Jackson's Mill (approx. 4 miles away); Gen. Lightburn (approx. 5.9 miles away); Hacker's Creek/Jane Lew (approx. 5.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Weston.
Regarding Weston State Hospital. The hospital was closed in 1994 and quickly fell into disrepair. It was purchased in 2007 to a businessman who plans to turn the buildings and grounds into a resort. Meanwhile he has opened the hospital to the public to tour ($30 entry fee), calling it the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum.
Also see . . . Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum - History - The Civil War. “The partially built Asylum and surrounding grounds became Camp Tyler, establishing Weston as an important military post, vital to the control of the well-traveled roads in the area. The completed southern wing of the asylum provided barracks and the main foundation served as a stable. Control of the area (Submitted on October 5, 2008.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 5, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,576 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 5, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.