Lewis County



Weston

Established on the farm of Henry Flesher, with lots laid off in 1817, the town was originally called Preston.

Population 2010 Census: 4,110
Median Age: 41.4 years

Courthouse: Completed 1887
Architect: W. J. Kitson

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Formed: 1816
Named: For Colonel Charles Lewis, famous soldier and pioneer leader, killed at the Battle of Point Pleasant in 1774
County Seat: Weston
Land in Square Miles: 384.90
Population 2010 Census: 16,372
Persons per Square Mile 2010: 42.5

Primary Sources Online
1960 Presidential Campaign in Lewis County
Johnson Newlon Camden
Rufus Maxwell
Investigation at Weston State Hospital
Memorial to Louis Bennett Jr.
Jackson Arnold
Monsignor Thomas Acquinas Quirk
Citizens Bank of Weston bank run
Rush Dew Holt
Flood of 1950

Bands at Safety Day at Jackson's Mill, 1938   (dialup)    (broadband)
Coal Mine Safety Day at Jackson's Mill, 1938   (dialup)    (broadband)
Dot Montgillian herb garden, Weston, 1984   (dialup)    (broadband)

Civil War
Lewis County All Right, 1861
Meeting at Skin Creek, 1861
Letter from Camp Weston, 1861
Meeting of the Citizens of Lewis County, 1862
Election in Lewis County, 1862
Christmas Dinner to Co. E, Sixth Va., 1862
New State Celebration, 1863
Rebel Horse Thieves, 1863
New State Meeting in Lewis County, 1863
Meeting at the Courthouse, 1863
Weston Lunatic Asylum, 1863
Guerrillas, 1864
Description of Weston, 1864
Legislative Act Regarding Lewis County, 1865
Lewis County Union Militia Letters, Folder 1
Lewis County Union Militia Letters, Folder 2
Lewis County Union Militia Letters, Folder 4
Lewis County Union Militia Letters, Folder 7
Lewis County Union Militia Letters, Folder 9
Lewis County Union Militia Letters, Folder 10
Lewis County Union Militia Letters, Folder 12
Lewis County Union Militia Letters, Folder 13
Lewis County Union Militia Letters, Folder 14
Lewis County Union Militia Letters, Folder 16
Lewis County Union Militia Letters, Folder 19
Lewis County Union Militia Letters, Folder 21
Lewis County Union Militia Letters, Folder 25
Lewis County Union Militia Letters, Folder 29
Lewis County Union Militia Letters, Folder 31
Lewis County Union Militia Letters, Folder 32
Lewis County Union Militia Letters, Folder 35
Lewis County Union Militia Letters, Folder 36
Lewis County Union Militia Letters, Folder 39
Lewis County Union Militia Letters, Folder 42

Photographs
Photographs of Schools in Lewis County
George Arnold
Major Minter Bailey, surveyor of Lewis County and hotel-keeper at Weston, and Col. John G. Stringer of the same county, 1847
Hon. Lewis Maxwell of Lewis County, 1847
Ice cream store, Main Avenue, Weston, late 1940s

Secondary Sources Online
List of Lewis County Legislators
Roanoke, Agricultural Extension Community History
Walkersville, Agricultural Extension Community History

West Virginia Veterans Memorial Biographies
Emwood Calvin Ables
John P. Ables
Raymond Lee Armentrout
Louis Bennett Jr.
Willard Burkhammer
Harlan G. Davis
Larry Steven Heater
Michael Alphonse Rafferty



Teacher Resources

West Virginia Archives and History