Lewisburg in Greenbrier County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
Tribute to Men of the Mountains
Gen. Andrew Lewis
General Andrew Lewis surveyed in this valley in 1751 and promoted settlement. In September, 1774, he organized his army here at Camp Union, and marched to Point Pleasant, where he defeated the Indians under Cornstalk in the first battle of the Revolution. For the Lewises this town was named.
Col. John Stuart
Father and Founder of Greenbrier County
Due to his commanding service as soldier, educator and organizer the Virginia Assembly created this county March 1, 1778
Gallant officer in the army of General Lewis at the Battle of Point Pleasant, he said: "This battle was, in fact, the beginning of the Revolutionary War that obtained for our country the liberty and independence enjoyed by
Survey and settlement of these "Big Levels" began in 1751 and Fort Greenbrier was built in 1755. Fort Savannah was built at this spot in 1770. The settlement, later called Lewisburg, became in 1782 the third incorporated town in what is now West Virginia.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Patriots & Patriotism • Settlements & Settlers • Wars, US Indian. A significant historical date for this entry is March 1, 1778.
Location. 37° 48.201′ N, 80° 26.715′ W. Marker is in Lewisburg, West Virginia, in Greenbrier County. Marker is on Court Street north of Randolph Street, on the right when traveling north. Marker is on the county courthouse grounds. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 Court Street, Lewisburg WV 24901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Greenbrier County War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Lewisburg Graded School Bell (within shouting distance of this marker); Greenbrier County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Colonial Army Rendezvous (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Samuel Price (about 300 feet away); Shuck Memorial Baptist ChurchThe Lewisburg Foundation (about 700 feet away); Battle of Lewisburg (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lewisburg.
Also see . . .
1. Brig Gen Andrew Lewis, Continental Army. (Submitted on July 9, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Colonel John Stuart. (Submitted on July 9, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. History of Lewisburg WV. (Submitted on July 9, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 9, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 426 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 9, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.