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Moundsville Penitentiary – Haunted History Tour

History of the Land: A new culture began emerging in North America around 1,000 BC.  Known as the “Woodland Period”, there is evidence of well-organized societies throughout the area.  These ancient people are known as “Mound Builders” and their settlements included large earth works and earthen burial mounds.  The Adena were among the first known

Trans Allegheny Lunatic Asylum – Part 2

Weston is a remote, historic town in West Virginia – home to America’s largest, and the world’s 2nd largest, hand-cut stone masonry building, second only to The Kremlin.  Formerly known as Weston State Hospital, this building has a disturbing history dating back to the 1860’s and is now known as Trans Allegheny Lunatic Asylum. See

Trans Allegheny Lunatic Asylum – Part 1

Trans Allegheny Lunatic Asylum Weston, WV Lewis County, West Virginia is a sleepy little town of roughly 4,000 that has seen itself rise and fall since its incorporation in 1846. Weston, the county seat, is a picturesque little town that has two historic districts: Weston Downtown Historic District and the Weston Downtown Residential Historic District.