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Staunton, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

First Settler's Grave

 
 
First Settler's Grave Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, August 20, 2011
1. First Settler's Grave Marker
Inscription.  One mile north is the grave of John Lewis, first settler in this region, who came here in 1732 and died in 1762. He chose the site of the town of Staunton. His four sons, Thomas, Andrew, William and Charles, took an important part in the Indian and Revolutionary wars.
 
Erected 1929 by Conservation and Development Commission. (Marker Number W-159.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesColonial EraSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1732.
 
Location. 38° 8.026′ N, 79° 2.517′ W. Marker is in Staunton, Virginia. Marker is on Richmond Avenue (U.S. 250), on the right when traveling west. Located on a traffic island in Staunton. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Staunton VA 24401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Avenue of Trees (within shouting distance of this marker); The Barger House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Medal of Honor Memorial (approx. 0.6
First Settler's Grave Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, August 20, 2011
2. First Settler's Grave Marker
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miles away); A National Cemetery System (approx. 0.6 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Staunton National Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away); Address by President Lincoln (approx. 0.6 miles away); United States National Military Cemetery - Staunton (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Staunton.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 26, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 20, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 699 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 20, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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