Weirton, West Virginia
Combine the warmth, security and camaraderie inherent in a small town with the cultural, educational and economic benefits of a metropolitan area, and that perfectly describes our city of Weirton. Often described as a melting pot, Weirton’s ethnic diversity provides a cultural variety second to none. Consistently rated as one of the safest cities in the United States, the community is a mere 35 minute drive from the heart of downtown Pittsburgh and all the amenities a large city has to offer. Sports enthusiasts can enjoy Major League Baseball, Hockey, and Football as well as College athletics including Basketball. Cultural opportunities provide for a first-class theater and symphony experience. In addition, within 30 minutes south of Weirton, is the City of Wheeling and Oglebay Park.
The community now known as Weirton was started in 1909 by Ernest T. Weir, for whom the city is named. When the first Weirton mills were built, some 25 company houses were constructed on nearby hillsides. On July 1, 1947 the City of Weirton was incorporated and received its charter from the State of West Virginia. It consisted of five communities: Holiday’s Cove, Weircrest, Weirton Heights, Marland Heights, and Downtown Weirton. Located in the Panhandle of West Virginia, Weirton is the only city in the United States that sits in one state while its borders touch two other states, Ohio and Pennsylvania. The city of Weirton is comprised of two counties Brooke and Hancock. City government consists of a Mayor and Council with a City Manager.