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Berkeley Springs in Morgan County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Fielding Lewis

Lot #45

 
 
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By Devry Jones, May 12, 2018
1. Fielding Lewis Marker
Inscription.  Fielding Lewis, who married George Washington's sister, Betty. He was appointed Chief Commissioner to superintend a factory in Fredericksburg, Va., to make small arms for the Virginia Revolutionary troops. Lewis used his own money to keep the factory operating when state funds were not available.

Lot #45: Conveyed by the Trustees of the Town of Bath to Fielding Lewis, 1777.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary.
 
Location. 39° 37.542′ N, 78° 13.701′ W. Marker is in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia, in Morgan County. Marker is on South Washington Street (U.S. 522) south of Liberty Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 South Washington Street, Berkeley Springs WV 25411, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Charles Dick (within shouting distance of this marker); Center of Hospitality (within shouting distance of this marker); Thomas Lawson and John Orr (within shouting distance of this marker); Sam Purviance / George Irwin
Fielding Lewis Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, May 12, 2018
2. Fielding Lewis Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Catholic War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Robert Carter Willis (within shouting distance of this marker); Bryan Fairfax, Thomas Bryan Martin, & George William Fairfax (within shouting distance of this marker); A Winter Refuge (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Berkeley Springs.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 20, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 14, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 97 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 14, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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