Hometown in Putnam County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Andrew & Charles Lewis March
Erected 1982 by West Virginia Department of Culture and History.
Location. 38° 31.72′ N, 81° 51.434′ W. Marker is in Hometown, West Virginia, in Putnam County. Marker is on Charleston Road (West Virginia Route 62) south of A Street (Local Road 35/11). Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hometown WV 25109, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. George Washington (a few steps from this marker); Washington’s Land (a few steps from this marker); A Park for the Coal Miner (within shouting distance of this marker); Coal Mining in Putnam County (within shouting distance of this marker); Red House Shoals / Civil War Action (approx. 2 Red House (approx. 3.8 miles away); Battle of Scary (approx. 6.6 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Scary (approx. 6.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Hometown.
Regarding Andrew & Charles Lewis March. Colonel Andrew Lewis, in command of about 1,100 men, was part of a planned two-pronged Virginian invasion of the Ohio Country.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. It is about the Treaty of Camp Charlotte - Pickaway Co., OH
Also see . . .
1. From Wikipedia, Battle of Point Pleasant. American Indians under the Shawnee Chief Cornstalk attacked Virginia militia under Andrew Lewis, hoping to halt Lewis's advance into the Ohio Country. After a long and furious battle, Cornstalk retreated. After the battle, the Virginians, along with a second force led by Lord Dunmore, the Royal Governor of Virginia, marched into the Ohio Country and compelled Cornstalk to agree to a treaty, ending the war. (Submitted on September 14, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
2. Hokolesqua - Also known as Cornstalk - Ohio History Central. (Submitted on September 16, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
Categories. • Colonial Era • Military • Native Americans • Notable Events • Notable Persons • Wars, US Indian •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 835 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. 2. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.