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Near Salem, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Colonial Mansion Site

 
 
Colonial Mansion Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., December 28, 2008
1. Colonial Mansion Site Marker
Inscription. The home of James Campbell, a leading colonial pioneer, who settled here in 1742, stood on this site. On his land Fort Lewis was built in 1756.
 
Erected 1927 by Conservation and Development Commission. (Marker Number 74-K.)
 
Location. 37° 16.757′ N, 80° 7.261′ W. Marker is near Salem, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of West Main Street (U.S. 11) and Hawley Drive, on the right when traveling north on West Main Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Salem VA 24153, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Lewis (within shouting distance of this marker); 9-11-2001 Memorial (approx. 1.2 miles away); Roanoke College (approx. 1.5 miles away); Old Salem Inns (approx. 1.6 miles away but has been reported missing); Roanoke County Confederate Monument (approx. 3.8 miles away); World War 1917 - 1919 Memorial (approx. 3.8 miles away); East Hill Cemetery North (approx. 4 miles away); Sgt. James Walton (approx. 4.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Salem.
 
Also see . . .  History of Roanoke County - Fort Lewis. From the book History of Roanoke County by
Colonial Mansion Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., December 28, 2008
2. Colonial Mansion Site Marker
George S. Jack, published in 1912. (Submitted on December 28, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers
 
Entranceway to Fort Lewis image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., December 28, 2008
3. Entranceway to Fort Lewis
What was probably the entrance to the "Fort Lewis" home.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,055 times since then and 76 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Pictures of Fort Lewis ruins, if they exist. • Can you help?
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