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

Lewis’ Camp

 
 
Lewis' Camp Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dawn Bowen, July 21, 2007
1. Lewis' Camp Marker
Inscription.  Here Major (later General) Andrew Lewis camped, February 26, 1756, with Virginia troops on way to attack Indians who had been raiding the settlements. Bitter cold and food shortage brought disaster to the expedition.
 
Erected 1975 by West Virginia Division of Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraWars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list. A significant historical date for this entry is February 26, 1907.
 
Location. 37° 27.859′ N, 81° 48.85′ W. Marker is in Iaeger, West Virginia, in McDowell County. Marker is on West Virginia Route 80, 0 miles south of U.S. 52, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Iaeger WV 24844, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bartley Mine Disaster (approx. 9.4 miles away); Battle of Beech Creek (approx. 15.3 miles away); Horsepen Mountain (approx. 16 miles away).
 
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Marker along SR 80 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dawn Bowen, July 21, 2007
2. Marker along SR 80
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 26, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 22, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,452 times since then and 42 times this year. Last updated on June 24, 2022, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 22, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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