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Weirton, West Virginia

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A community on the Ohio River in Hancock County, Weirton, WV, (map) was incorporated from the town of Hollidays Cove, Weirton Heights and Marland Heights, as of July 1, 1947. The town's name honored the Weir family, then owners of the Weirton Steel Corporation, founded in 1909 by Ernest Weir at Hollidays Cove. Hollidays Cove was the earliest permanent European settlement in Hancock County, named after John Holliday, who built a log cabin and lodged there in 1776. The city is located nearly opposite that of Steubenville, Ohio, on the Ohio River.

Weirton, WV

Weirton, WV, is located about: 6 miles northeast of Steubenville, OH; 9 miles north of Follansbee, WV; and 30 miles north of Wheeling, WV.

Airports

Pittsburgh International Airport

Wheeling-Ohio County Airport

Lodging

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Map of Weirton and Vicinity

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Attractions

First Iron Furnace
Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge
Tomlinson Run State Park

Libraries

Mary H. Weir Public Library, in Weirton, WV

Media

Radio Stations
WEIR (AM 1430)

Organizations

Weirton Area Chamber of Commerce


   

Maps

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Map of Weirton, WV showing streets, airports, parks, buildings, churches, cemeteries, trails and other points of interest, with link to driving directions.

Topo map of Weirton, WV and vicinity

Census Data

Population: 20,411 (2000 Census)

Geodata

Elevation: 800 feet
Longitude: -80.5897
Latitude: 40.4189


Weirton Steel dock at Weirton, WV, circa 1953
Steel mills rise beyond Main Street in Weirton, WV