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Near Lewisburg in Greenbrier County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Pontiac's War/Welsh Cemetery

 
 
Pontiac's War Marker image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, July 20, 2008
1. Pontiac's War Marker
Inscription.  
Pontiac's War
Massacre of white families of Muddy Creek and of the Clendenins near here by a band of Shawnee Indians led by Chief Cornstalk, in 1763, completed the destruction of the early settlements in the Greenbrier Valley.

Welsh Cemetery
In this cemetery are buried pioneer settlers, including Ann (McSwain) Clendenin Rogers, the heroine of the Clendenin massacre by Shawnee Indians, July 13, 1763, and the siege of Fort Donnally in 1778, by over 200 Indians.
 
Erected 1963 by West Virginia Historic Commission.
 
Location. 37° 47.297′ N, 80° 28.9′ W. Marker is near Lewisburg, West Virginia, in Greenbrier County. Marker is on Houfnaggle Road (County Route 35) 1.8 miles south of Midland Trails Road (U.S. 60), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. In front of the Welsh Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Lewisburg WV 24901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Hanging of David Creigh (approx. 1.8 miles away); Lewisburg (approx. 1.8 miles away);
Welsh Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, July 20, 2008
2. Welsh Cemetery Marker
Opposite side of the marker Pontiac's War.
Battle of Lewisburg (approx. 1.9 miles away); Confederate Cemetery (approx. 1.9 miles away); a different marker also named Lewisburg (approx. 1.9 miles away); Big Lime (approx. 2 miles away); Dick Pointer (approx. 2 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Lewisburg (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lewisburg.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & SettlersWar, French and Indian
 
Pontiac's War/Welsh Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, July 20, 2008
3. Pontiac's War/Welsh Cemetery Marker
Welsh Cemetery is behind fence next to marker.
Pontiac's War/Welsh Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, July 20, 2008
4. Pontiac's War/Welsh Cemetery Marker
Photo taken looking south on Houfnaggle Road.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 11, 2011, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 911 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 11, 2011, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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