Weston, West Virginia

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Weston is a city in Lewis County, West Virginia, United States. The population was 4,317 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Lewis County[3], and home to the West Virginia Museum of American Glass.



Weston was founded in 1818 as Preston; the name was changed to Fleshersville soon after, and then to Weston in 1819.[4] The city was incorporated in 1913.[5]

Weston is the site of the former Weston State Hospital, a psychiatric hospital and National Historic Landmark which has been mostly vacant since its closure in 1994 upon its replacement by the nearby William R. Sharpe Jr. Hospital. Jackson's Mill, a childhood home of Stonewall Jackson, is approximately four miles (6 km) north of Weston; it has been operated as a 4-H facility since the 1920s and is also the site of conference center operated by the West Virginia University Extension Service.[6]

Main Avenue c. 1912

Weston State Hospital

Lewis County Courthouse


Weston is located at 39°2′31″N 80°28′12″W / 39.04194°N 80.47°W / 39.04194; -80.47 (39.041857, -80.469929),[7] along the West Fork River at its confluence with Stonecoal Creek.[8]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.7 square miles (4.4 km²), all of it land.

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