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Lewis County

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Lewis County
Lewis County Courthouse at Weston, WV

Created in 1816, from Harrison County and named for Colonel Charles Lewis, famous soldier and leader among the Virginia Pioneers, who was killed at the Battle of Point Pleasant in 1774.

County Seat: Weston, WV
Population: 16,919 (2000 Census)
Lewis County Profile

Lodging: Lewis County Hotels

Schools: Lewis County Schools
Libraries: Louis Bennett Public Library

State Parks

Stonewall Jackson Lake State Park

Cities and Towns

Jane Lew, WV
Weston, WV


Temperature Mean Annual Average: 52 (Degrees F)
January Averages: High 40 (Degrees F) -- Low 18 (Degrees F)
July Averages: High 85 (Degrees F) -- Low 60 (Degrees F)

Long Term Precipitation

January: 3.92 inches -- July: 5.06 (inches) -- Annual: 49.6 (inches)

Mean Annual Snowfall Range

40 - 50 inches

Lewis County Weather Forecast

Additional Sources of Information


A History of Lewis County, West Virginia, published 1920

West Virginia Geological Survey: Lewis and Gilmer Counties