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

Lewis' Expedition

 
 
Lewis' Expedition Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 13, 2019
1. Lewis' Expedition Marker
Inscription.  Camp of Major (later General) Andrew Lewis in 1756, with Virginia troops, led by Smith, Hogg, Preston, Pearis, Woodson, and others, on way to attack Indians in Ohio. The Tug River and other streams were named by expedition.
 
Erected 1975 by West Virginia Department of Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraExplorationWars, US IndianWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list.
 
Location. 37° 50.047′ N, 82° 24.28′ W. Marker is in Kermit, West Virginia, in Mingo County. Marker is on U.S. 52, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kermit WV 25674, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 18 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Warfield / A Warfield Skirmish (approx. one mile away in Kentucky); Huntleyville (approx. 6.7 miles away in Kentucky); Moses Stepp (approx. 6.9 miles away in Kentucky); William McCoy, Sr. / Lewis Dempsey
Looking northerly from marker towards Kermit city limit and a caboose. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 13, 2019
2. Looking northerly from marker towards Kermit city limit and a caboose.
(approx. 7.7 miles away in Kentucky); County Named, 1870 / Henry L. Clay, D.D. (approx. 7.7 miles away in Kentucky); Pioneer Ward / Educator Ward (approx. 7.7 miles away in Kentucky); West Virginia (Mingo County) / Kentucky (approx. 13.1 miles away); Baby’s Grave Site (approx. 17.3 miles away in Kentucky).
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia on Andrew Lewis during the French & Indian War period. (Submitted on September 5, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
View south on US-52 towards East Kermit & marker. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 13, 2019
3. View south on US-52 towards East Kermit & marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 28, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 13, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 147 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 13, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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