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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.


Pittsburgh International Airport

Wheeling-Ohio County Airport


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Map of Weirton and Vicinity

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


Mary H. Weir Public Library, in Weirton, WV


Radio Stations
WEIR (AM 1430)


Weirton Area Chamber of Commerce



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)


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