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General Andrew Lewis

 
 
General Andrew Lewis Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin W., November 24, 2007
1. General Andrew Lewis Marker
Inscription.  Andrew Lewis was born on 9 Oct. 1720 in Ireland, and his family immigrated to Virginia by 1732. He attained prominence as a frontier soldier during Dunmore's War when on 10 Oct. 1774 his troops defeated Indians led by Shawnee Chief Cornstalk, at Point Pleasant in present-day West Virginia. As a brigadier general in the Revolutionary army, his troops drove Lord Dunmore from Virginia in July 1776, but he resigned his commission in 1777. Lewis also served in the House of Burgesses, participated in the Virginia's Revolutionary Conventions, and served on the Virginia's Executive Council from 1780 until his death 26 Sept. 1781. Nearby stood his home Richfield.
 
Erected 2000 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number K-75.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraSettlements & SettlersWar, US RevolutionaryWars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources (DHR) series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1774.
 
Location. 37° 17.037′ 
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N, 80° 2.445′ W. Marker is in Salem, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Roanoke Blvd and Taliaferro Way, on the right when traveling north on Roanoke Blvd. Marker is located at the entrance to the Salem Civic Center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1001 Roanoke Boulevard, Salem VA 24153, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. General Andrew Lewis of Salem (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lynchburg and Salem Turnpike (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named General Andrew Lewis (approx. ¾ mile away); World War 1917 - 1919 Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away); To honor our Confederate Soldiers (approx. 0.8 miles away); Sgt. James Walton (approx. 0.8 miles away); Andrew Lewis’ Grave (approx. 0.8 miles away); East Hill Cemetery North (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Salem.
 
More about this marker. This marker replaced a marker with the same title and number originally erected in the late 1920s or early 1930s which read, “Richfield, home of Andrew Lewis , famous colonial and Revolutionary soldier, is marked by the knoll and locust trees a half mile east of this spot.”
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Each of these markers is about General Andrew Lewis
General Andrew Lewis Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin W., November 24, 2007
2. General Andrew Lewis Marker
The sign to the Salem Civic Center and James E. Taliaferro Sports & Entertainment Complex can be seen in the background.
of Salem, VA.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 27, 2019. It was originally submitted on December 1, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,630 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 1, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.

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