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Lewis County

Lewis County is named for Charles Lewis, who was a soldier during the American Revolutionary War and who was killed at the Battle of Point Pleasant in 1774.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Harrison County

E – Upshur County

S – Webster County

W – Gilmer County and Doddridge County


Created:  December 18, 1816                Map of West Virginia highlighting Lewis County

County Seat: 

Weston  1817 – present


County Courthouse – Weston 


Location:  110 Center Street / 1st Street

Built:  1886 – 1888

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  W J Kitson

Contractor:  P M Hale


Description:  The building faces northwest and is a two story white colored brick structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Weston. The northwest front has a porch with balcony on the second story. The center section is recessed with the north and south bays projecting. Above the center section rises a square tower with dome. At the back of the building is an octagonal cupola with white colored dome. The cornice along the roof line projects. On the southeast side is a new addition constructed in 1979. The architect was R L Smith Architectural Associates of Charleston and the contractor was McAnallen Corporation of Clarksburg.


County Judicial Annex – Weston 


Location:  113 Court Street / Bank Street

Built:  2012 – 2013

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Silling Architects Inc, of Charlerston

Contractor:  March-Westin Company Inc. of Morgantown


Description:  The building faces southeast and is a two story buff colored brick, concrete and glass structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Weston to the southeast of the courthouse. At the center of the front, a rectangular section rises above the flat roof line and has a clock. The windows are capped by cast stone tablets with the Scales of Justice. In the interior, the Magistrate Court courtroom is located on the first story and the Circuit Court courtroom is located on the second story.  The building houses the County Circuit Court of the 26th Judicial Circuit, County Magistrates Court and Family Court. 


See:  The 26th Judicial District includes Upshur County.


History:  The county was created in 1816 and Weston was selected as the county seat in 1817.The first courthouse was a brick structure built in 1820 to 1821. The second courthouse was a frame structure built in 1857. In 1886, the courthouse was damaged by fire. The third and present courthouse was constructed in 1886 to 1888. The County Judicial Annex was constructed in 2012 to 2013.



County Courthouse – Weston













Photos taken 2012