Neither a city nor a town, Horner, West Virginia, is an unincorporated community within Lewis County in north-central West Virginia. The population in Horner is only around 600 individuals, but the population of Lewis County is closer to 17,000. Lewis County covers 390 square miles, less than 3 of which are water. Perhaps the most well-known former resident of the Lewis County area was Thomas Jonathan Jackson, better known as Stonewall Jackson. Jackson was raised in Lewis County, and his name can be found throughout the northeastern part of the state of West Virginia on everything from hotels to wildlife refuges.
Given that Horner and the Lewis County area has such rich history, there is a lot to see and learn when you visit. Lewis County is home to a dozen locations listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, including Jackson's Mill, Walkersville Covered Bridge, and Weston State Hospital. To experience the nostalgia of West Virginia history, all you have to do is visit one of these locations or take a stroll through Weston Downtown Historic District in nearby Weston, WV.