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Weston, West Virginia

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The county seat of Lewis County, Weston, WV was originally established in 1818 as Preston. The town's name was change to Flesherville in 1819, and to Weston later in the same year. The origin of the later name is not known. The Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum was opened in Weston, WV, in 1864. The Weston and Gauley Bridge Turnpike was extended southward from Weston toward the Kanawha River in 1849.

Weston, WV
Weston, WV Hotels

Elevation: 1017 feet
Population: 4,317 (2000 Census)
Longitude: -80.4675
Latitude: 39.0383

Schools: Lewis County Schools
Libraries: Louis Bennett Public Library


Map of Weston, WV showing streets and highways, and nearby airports, parks, hospitals, buildings, churches, cemeteries, trails and more; with link to driving directions.

Topo map of Weston, WV and vicinity

Variant Name(s) for Weston, WV

Flesher's Station, Fleshersville, Flesherville, Fletcherville, Preston