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Lewisburg in Greenbrier County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Dick Pointer

 
 
Dick Pointer Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, March 27, 2009
1. Dick Pointer Marker
Inscription. Enslaved African, noted for bravery in defense of Fort Donnally during Shawnee attack May 29, 1778. He was granted his freedom by James Rodgers in 1801. Land granted to other defenders; his 1795 pension petition, supported locally, denied. Reportedly citizens built cabin for Pointer, who died in 1827. Buried with military honors in the African-American cemetery on Church St.
 
Erected 2003 by WV Celebration 2000, West Virginia Division of Archives and History.
 
Location. 37° 48.075′ N, 80° 26.94′ W. Marker is in Lewisburg, West Virginia, in Greenbrier County. Marker is on E. Washington St. near Near Lee St.. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lewisburg WV 24901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Battle of Lewisburg (within shouting distance of this marker); Rev. John McElhenney, D.D. (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Carnegie Hall (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Battle of Lewisburg (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named Battle of Lewisburg (approx. 0.2 miles away); Confederate Cemetery
Dick Pointer Marker image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, July 20, 2008
2. Dick Pointer Marker
State marker and stone monument to Dick Pointer in the cemetery.
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Lewisburg (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Lewisburg (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Lewisburg.
 
Categories. African AmericansNotable Persons
 
Dick Pointer Monument image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, March 27, 2009
3. Dick Pointer Monument
Monument Honoring
Dick Pointer
Slave Hero
During Indian Attack
on
Fort Donnally 1778
Died 1827
African-American Cemetery - Lewisburg, WV image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, March 27, 2009
4. African-American Cemetery - Lewisburg, WV
Dick Pointer Monument image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, July 20, 2008
5. Dick Pointer Monument
Close up of the bronze plaque on the stone monument behind the state historical marker.
 
 
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