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

Andrew & Charles Lewis March

 
 
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By Forest McDermott, May 25, 2012
1. Andrew & Charles Lewis March Marker
Inscription.  The nearby highway is part of route traversing W.Va. From Lewisburg to Point Pleasant memorialized by the state to commemorate the march of the American Colonial army of 1,200 men led by Andrew & Charles Lewis. After a month's march this army defeated a Shawnee Indian force led by Cornstalk at the Battle of Point Pleasant on the banks of the Ohio & Kanawha Rivers, October 10, 1774.
 
Erected 1982 by West Virginia Department of Culture and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, French and Indian. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list. A significant historical date for this entry is October 10, 1771.
 
Location. 37° 52.156′ N, 80° 32.586′ W. Marker is in Alta, West Virginia, in Greenbrier County. Marker is at the intersection of Midland Trail W (U.S. 60) and Old State 12/Alta Mountain Road (County Route 60/38) on Midland Trail W. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lewisburg WV 24901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Maxon Sand (approx. 1.6 miles away); Fort Donnally / Border Heroes (approx. 2.2
Andrew & Charles Lewis March Marker image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, May 25, 2012
2. Andrew & Charles Lewis March Marker
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miles away); Unknown Soldiers/ Gen. Lewis' Trace (approx. 3.9 miles away); Battle of Tuckwiller's Hill (approx. 5 miles away); Sam Black Church (approx. 5.2 miles away); Greenbrier Ghost (approx. 5.4 miles away); The Pavilion (approx. 5.9 miles away); Blue Sulphur Springs, WV (approx. 5.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Alta.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 30, 2012, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 839 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 30, 2012, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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