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Mason in Mason County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Virgil A. Lewis

 
 
Virgil A. Lewis Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, September 28, 2018
1. Virgil A. Lewis Marker
Inscription.  Educator and historian born near West Columbia, July 6, 1848; died in Mason City, December 5, 1912; was buried in Point Pleasant. He founded the Southern Historical Magazine in 1892; was State Superintendent of Schools, 1893-97; first State Historian and Archivist, 1905-12: author of many books. How West Virginia Was Made, History and Government of West Virginia, and Hand Book of West Virginia are among the best known.
 
Erected 1963 by West Virginia Historic Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicEducation. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list. A significant historical date for this entry is December 5, 1912.
 
Location. 39° 1.214′ N, 82° 1.901′ W. Marker is in Mason, West Virginia, in Mason County. Marker is at the intersection of South 2nd Street (West Virginia Route 62) and East Brown Street, on the right when traveling west on South 2nd Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mason WV 25260, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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this marker, measured as the crow flies. Village of Pomeroy (approx. half a mile away in Ohio); Morgan's Raid Route / Meigs County Courthouse (approx. half a mile away in Ohio); Spanish Cannon (approx. half a mile away in Ohio); Meigs County Civil War Memorial (approx. half a mile away in Ohio); Valentine Baxter Horton (approx. 0.7 miles away in Ohio); William H. Powell (approx. 1.3 miles away); Rear Admiral William W. Outerbridge (approx. 1.4 miles away in Ohio); Major John B. Downing (approx. 1.4 miles away in Ohio).
 
Also see . . .
1. Virgil Anson Lewis entry in the West Virginia Encyclopedia. Article by Kenneth R. Bailey. (Submitted on October 14, 2018.) 

2. Online Books by Virgil Anson Lewis. (Submitted on October 14, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.)
 
Virgil A. Lewis Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, September 28, 2018
2. Virgil A. Lewis Marker
Virgil A. Lewis Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, September 28, 2018
3. Virgil A. Lewis Marker
Virgil A. Lewis (1848–1912) image. Click for full size.
Via e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia
4. Virgil A. Lewis (1848–1912)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 14, 2018. It was originally submitted on October 14, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 216 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 14, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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