Home of Wheeling Steel Pictured Above

Our History

  • Wheeling Steel produced the first steel pipe in the United States at the Benwood Works during the 1880's.

  • Wheeling Steel was the nation's third largest steel maker and employed more than 17,000 workers. 

  • Wheeling Steel plants stretched for 30 miles along the Ohio River from Benwood, West Virginia to Steubenville, Ohio by the company's 40th anniversary in 1960.

Benwood Pipe Mill

Perkovich's Store

Iron City Beer...Bridge to Ohio Sign

Rt. 2 Looking South Bellaire Bridge to the Left

Old Benwood Pool First Communion Saint John's

If you would like to contribute information pertaining to the pictures on the City History page please contact us. You may stop by the City Building. mail it in or call the City Clerk's office for our email address to send it to.

Ph (304) 232-4320 

Buses Replace Street Cars 1948-1949 Mine Disaster Memorial

 

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