Introduction to Weirton, West Virginia
Weirton, West Virginia, in Hancock county, is 31 miles W of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The city is part of the Steubenville-Weirton metropolitan area. About 20,411 people live in Weirton.
The city of Weirton was initially a small village known as Holliday’s Cove. It was established in the 1700s. Ernest T. Weir founded a steel mill to the north of the village in 1909. Weirton began as an unincorporated settlement in the area around the mill and was the largest unincorporated city in the USA for over thirty years. In 1947, the city of Weirton was formed.
Weirton and nearby Attractions
- Raccoon Creek State Park
- Pennsylvania Trolley Museum
- Tomlinson Run State Park
- Old Economy Village
- Hillman State Park
Things To Do In Weirton
Local golfers can enjoy a round at the Ponderosa Golf Course, Belleview Park Golf Course, Pleasant Hills Golf Course or the Highland Springs Golf Course. Saint Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church, Beth Israel Synagogue and the Saint Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church are the local houses of worship.
Pittsburgh International is the nearest major airport.
Weirton Higher Education
Geneva College, Point Park College and West Liberty State College are the nearest colleges.