Weston is the county seat for Lewis County, West Virginia. The population was 4,110 according to the 2010 U.S. Census. Weston was founded in 1818 as Preston; the name was changed to Fleshersville soon after, and then to Weston in 1819. The city was incorporated in 1913.
During the 20th century, Weston was home to more than thirty (30) glass plants. With the closure of West Virginia Glass and Louis Glass companies in the 1980s and 1990s, respectively, the era of Weston’s reputation as a center for hand-blown glass came to an end.
The City is crossed by Interstate 79 (I-79), U.S. Route 19, U.S. Route 33, Corridor H, and U.S. Route 119. Several notable individuals hailed from Lewis County. Among those include: