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1769

The first white people settled in present Lewis County

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Dec 18, 1816

Lewis County was created

1819

The Lewis County seat became Weston

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1844

Weston's first church building was erected

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1846

Weston's first newspaper began publishing

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1852

Weston's first bank opened its doors

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1855

Weston's first school was built

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1859

Construction of Weston Hospital began

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1861

Federal troops seized the gold deposited by Virginia in a Weston bank for the construction of Weston Hospital

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1863

West Virginia state government resumed the project for Weston Hospital

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Dec 26, 1872

Weston's first public school building was erected

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1879

The B&O Railroad connected Weston to Clarksburg

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1880

The mental hospital at Weston was completed

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1885

One of the state's earliest telephone systems was installed in Weston

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1890

Construction on municipal water and sewer systems began in Weston

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1895

Lewis County's first high school was established

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1900

Oil and natural gas in high quantities was found in Lewis County

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1907

Coal mining began around Walkersville

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1912

High school at Jane Lew was constructed

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1913

Weston became the southern terminus of regional electric trolley car service

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1914

The local Catholic population built a school in Weston

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1920

High school at Walkersville was constructed

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1972

Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital was completed in Lewis County

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1988

The Stonewall Jackson Dam was completed

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1994

Weston State Hospital closed

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1994

A new hospital for the mentally ill was opened in Lewis County

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2002

Stonewall Jackson Lake State park opened

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