Weirton is the largest city in the Top of West Virginia, split between Brooke and Hancock Counties. It is the only city in the United States that sits in one state while its borders touch two other states. Pioneers first settled in the area during the mid-1700’s, but the city didn’t become incorporated until 1947. Weirton’s proximity to Pittsburgh, the Ohio River, and important railroad lines made it an ideal location for industrial development, drawing immigrants from all over the world for employment at Weirton Steel.
Although steel production has declined in the area, Weirton remains a cultural hub. The Weirton Area Museum and Cultural Center is a great place to dive into the manufacturing history of the city. Summit Art Gallery has local artists’ work on display and for sale, as well as a quarterly rotation of exhibits. Grab dinner at Dee Jay’s BBQ Ribs and Grille or Theo Yianni’s authentic Greek cuisine, then head over to Weirton Book Company for one of the largest selections of ice cream flavors you’ve ever seen.
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