For a resident of Weirton, going to work in Pennsylvania, picking up groceries in Ohio, and coming back home to West Virginia wouldn’t be as exhausting as it sounds. That’s because the small town is one of a handful in the United States that is bordered by two different states.
According to Atlas Obscura, Weirton is located at the tip of West Virginia’s northern panhandle. To the east, Weirton shares a border with Paris, Pennsylvania; five miles to the west, the town touches Steubenville, Ohio. Only a few U.S. cities share this distinction, namely Dubuque, Iowa and Memphis, Tennessee.
In its heyday in the early 20th century, Weirton was the country’s fifth largest producer of steel. Today the town’s economy looks quite different. One big driver of growth comes from its unusual location: After finding jobs in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania many workers settle down across the border in Weirton where the cost of living is more affordable.
[h/t Atlas Obscura]