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Statistics & Facts

The West Virginia state capital is Charleston.
The population of Weirton is approximately 22,124 (1990), 19746 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 9,642 (1990), 8839 (2010).
The amount of land area in Weirton is 46.477 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 3.603 sq kilometers.
The distance from Weirton to Washington DC is 220 miles.
The distance to the West Virginia state capital is 152 miles. (as the crow flies)
Weirton is positioned 40.40 degrees north of the equator and 80.56 degrees west of the prime meridian.
The city bird is the Redbird.


in the northern panhandle of West Virginia along the Ohio River. It is 28 miles north of Wheeling and 30 miles southwest of Pittsburgh.
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History & History Related Items

Weirton was founded in 1909 by Ernest T. Weir, founder of Weirton Steel Company. The city was named for this man. It was incorporated in 1947. Before incorporation, Weirton was made up of five communities--Hollidays Cove, Weircrest, Weirton Heights, Marland Heights, and downtown Weirton.

More information about the steel industry and its beginnings in Weirton.
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Weirton, West Virginia is the only place in the country where a state is only one city wide. We are bordered on the West by Ohio and on the East by Pennsylvania
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Weirton City Government

City of Weirton
200 Minicipal Plz.
Weirton, WV 26062-4599
Phone: 304 797-8508

Weirton Chamber

Chamber of Commerce
3200 Main St.
Weirton, WV 26062-4714
Phone: 304-748-7212
Fax: 304-748-0241

Weirton Organizations

Chamber of Commerce
3200 Main St.
Weirton, WV 26062-4714
Phone: 304-748-7212
Fax: 304-748-0241

Weirton Libraries

Mary H. Weir Public Library
3442 Main Street
Weirton, WV 26062
Phone: (304) 797-8510

Weirton Schools

Madonna High School
150 Michael Ave
Weirton, WV 26062-3753
Phone: 304-723-0545

Weir High School
100 Red Rider Rd
Weirton, WV 26062-4270
Phone: 304-748-7600

Weir Middle School
125 Sinclair Ave
Weirton, WV 26062-4248
Phone: 304-748-6080

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