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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Weston, West Virginia

 
Clickable Map of Lewis County, West Virginia and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Lewis County, WV (29) Braxton County, WV (12) Doddridge County, WV (11) Gilmer County, WV (14) Harrison County, WV (49) Upshur County, WV (17) Webster County, WV (3)  LewisCounty(29) Lewis County (29)  BraxtonCounty(12) Braxton County (12)  DoddridgeCounty(11) Doddridge County (11)  GilmerCounty(14) Gilmer County (14)  HarrisonCounty(49) Harrison County (49)  UpshurCounty(17) Upshur County (17)  WebsterCounty(3) Webster County (3)
Location of Weston, West Virginia
    Lewis County (29)
    Braxton County (12)
    Doddridge County (11)
    Gilmer County (14)
    Harrison County (49)
    Upshur County (17)
    Webster County (3)
 
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1West Virginia (Lewis County), Weston — Henry Flesher
In the 1770s Henry Flesher claimed 400 acres at the mouth of Stone Coal Creek. He built his cabin home on the land that became Preston Lewis County. In 1817, Preston became Fleshersville and then in 1819 it was named Weston. His barn was near where . . . Map (db m161272) HM
2West Virginia (Lewis County), Weston — Jackson’s MillStonewall Jackson’s Boyhood Home
Three generations of Jacksons operated mills here, beginning with Col. Edward Jackson before 1800. Jackson’s Mill included saw and gristmills, carpenter shop, blacksmith forge, slave quarters, barns and other outbuildings, and a general store on . . . Map (db m58720) HM
3West Virginia (Lewis County), Weston — Jackson’s MillStonewall Jackson’s Boyhood Home
In 1831, this became the home of six-year-old Thomas Jonathan Jackson (1824-1863) and his four-year old sister, Laura Ann Jackson (1826-1911). Their father, Jonathan Jackson, had died in poverty in 1826. In 1830, their mother married Blake G. . . . Map (db m173734) HM
4West Virginia (Lewis County), Weston — Jackson’s Mill
Boyhood home of Gen.Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson (4 Mi. W.). The first mill was built about 1808 by his grandfather, Col. Edward Jackson, who became a leader in border affairs. It is now the site of the W. Va. 4-H Camp for Boys and Girls.Map (db m173825) HM
5West Virginia (Lewis County), Weston — Jackson’s Mill / Jackson Graves
Jackson’s Mill Boyhood home (2 Mi. W.) of Gen. Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson. First mill was built about 1808 by grandfather, Col. Edward Jackson, a leader in border affairs. Now site of the West Virginia 4-H Camp for Boys and Girls. . . . Map (db m173735) HM
6West Virginia (Lewis County), Weston — Jackson's Mill
Site of boyhood home of Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson. The first mill was built about 1808 by his grandfather, Col. Edward Jackson, who became a leader in border affairs. It is now the site of the W. Va. 4-H Camp for Boys and Girls.Map (db m56626) HM
7West Virginia (Lewis County), Weston — Lewis County War Memorial
Memorial for Veterans all WarsMap (db m155499) WM
8West Virginia (Lewis County), Weston — Louis Bennett Library
Home of Jonathan M. Bennett built 1875 and used as family home until 1922. Given by Mrs. Louis Bennett to county as public library to honor her husband and son. J.M. Bennett (1816 ~ 87) was active in state political and local business affairs in . . . Map (db m64089) HM
9West Virginia (Lewis County), Weston — 1 — Mary Conrad Cabin
In 1845, William Rohrbough built the front half of what is now known as the Mary Conrad Cabin on a tract of land in southern Lewis County. The land had originally been patented by George Jackson, brother to Colonel Edward Jackson of Jackson's Mill. . . . Map (db m173813) HM
10West Virginia (Lewis County), Weston — Seizure of Weston Bank Funds
Early on June 30, 1861, John List of Wheeling, under commission from Gov. Pierpont and with the help of the 7th Ohio Infantry, took charge of about $30,000 in gold held at the Weston branch of the Exchange Bank of VA. Pierpont feared that the . . . Map (db m173838) HM
11West Virginia (Lewis County), Weston — Trans-Allegheny Lunatic AsylumNo Asylum from War
When the Civil War began in 1861, the one-story wing on the far left of the building in front of you was all that stood here at the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum. The foundation of the main building had been completed; it was used to stable horses . . . Map (db m58721) HM
12West Virginia (Lewis County), Weston — WelcomeWelcome to Historic Jackson’s Mill, the boyhood home of General Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson
Thomas’ grandparents, Edward and Elizabeth Brake Jackson, settled on this land in 1801 and soon constructed a log cabin and a gristmill. When Edward died, his son, Cummins, took possession of the property and the lucrative family business including . . . Map (db m173807) HM
13West Virginia (Lewis County), Weston — Weston
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."Map (db m155500) HM
14West Virginia (Lewis County), Weston — Weston Colored School
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 . . . Map (db m64114) HM
15West Virginia (Lewis County), Weston — Weston in the Civil WarTarget of Raids — Jones-Imboden Raid —
On April 20, 1863, Confederate Gens. William E. "Grumble" Jones and John D. Imboden began a raid from Virginia through present-day West Virginia on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. Taking separate routes, they later reported that they marched 1,100 . . . Map (db m155501) HM
16West Virginia (Lewis County), Weston — Weston State Hospital
Authorized as a western asylum by the state of Virginia in 1858. Construction was started in 1860, completed by the new State, and opened in 1864 as a hospital for mentally ill. This is the largest hand-cut stone building in America.Map (db m12115) HM
17West Virginia (Lewis County), Weston — Weston State Hospital
The oldest State institution in West Virginia was authorized by an act of General Assembly of Virginia, March 22, 1858. The War Between the States delayed construction. It was not opened for patients until October 22, 1864.Map (db m12121) HM
18West Virginia (Lewis County), Weston — Withers’ Grave
In the old Arnold Cemetery on the hill are the graves of Alexander Scott Withers, born 10-12-1792, died 1-23-1865 and his wife, Melinda F., born 6-1-1793, died 9-15-1854. He was the author of “Chronicles of Border Warfare.”Map (db m174505) HM
 
Jul. 26, 2021