The West Virginia. Cyclopedia
Weirton, West Virginia
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.
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Population: 20,411 (2000 Census)
Elevation: 800 feet