Hometown in Putnam County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
Andrew & Charles Lewis March
Erected 1982 by West Virginia Department of Culture and History.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Wars, US Indian • Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list. A significant historical date for this entry is October 10, 1773.
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). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hometown WV 25109, 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. George Washington (a few steps from this marker); Washington’s Land (a A Park for the Coal Miner (within shouting distance of this marker); Coal Mining in Putnam County (within shouting distance of this marker); Kanawha Valley Drag Strip (approx. ¾ mile away); Historic Hoge House (approx. 1.8 miles away); The Civil War in Putnam County (approx. 1.9 miles away); Putnam County War Memorial (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map 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.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 28, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 14, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,057 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on September 14, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. 2. submitted on July 22, 2015, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.