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Weston (West Virginia)

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Dec 17, 2021

Weston is a town of 4,317 people (as of 2000) in West Virginia. It’s a great base for getting to nearby Stonewall Jackson State Park, and it’s also a good destination for glass collectors and history buffs.

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Map of Weston (West Virginia)

Weston is located at the junction of US-33, between Athens, Ohio in the west to Buckhannon in the east, and US-19, between Clarksburg in the north to Summersville in the south. The nearest major highway is I-79, which begins in Charleston and goes up through Morgantown to Pennsylvania; Weston is just west of exit 99.

  • Downtown Weston has a variety of historic buildings dating from the late 19th century, and restoration efforts are constantly underway.
  • 39.03849-80.466591 West Virginia Museum of American Glass, 177 Main Avenue, +1 304-269-5006. Open from 12 pm to 4 pm, every day except Wednesday and Sunday. Dedicated to the rich glass heritage of the region and the nation, focusing on the glass boom of 1900 – 1940. The museum displays glass products from bottles to lightning rod balls, from telegraph insulators to glass used in automobiles, from pressed to blown tableware, and discusses not only the famous glass factories, but also the hundreds of smaller and often-forgotten glass houses. Also features educational interactive displays, and a museum store. 
  • Jackson’s Mill Historic Area, 160 WVU Jackson Mill, +1 304-269-5100, toll-free: +1-800-287-8206. Open 10 am to 5 pm Thursday through Sunday, in April and May. A special mission regional campus of West Virginia University, home to the state 4-H camp. The historic area includes a grist mill belonging to Stonewall Jackson’s grandfather, Blaker’s Mill which still grinds cornmeal and wheat flour, and the McWhorter Cabin which is similar to Stonewall Jackson’s childhood home. 
  • La Paix Herb Farm, 3052 Crooked Run Road, +1 304-269-7681. In Alum Bridge. 110 acres of gardens, woods, caves, creeks, wildlife, fauna and sylvan paths, with a homestead that has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places. There’s also an herbal distillery, and a lavender fair is held every June. Herbal products are sold on-site. 
  • 39.0386-80.47141 Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum (Weston State Hospital). A historic Asylum, and the second largest hand cut sandstone building in the world, The largest being the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia. (updated Mar 2019)
  • 39.04009-80.464141 Mountaineer Military Museum. (updated Mar 2019)

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