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Fairlea in Greenbrier County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Hanging of David Creigh

 
 
The hanging of David Creigh Marker image. Click for full size.
By Roger Miller, November 12, 2017
1. The hanging of David Creigh Marker
Inscription. In November 1863, David S. Creigh, a well-known southern sympathizer, found a Union soldier ransacking his home and harassing his wife. In the ensuing fight, Creigh killed the man, then hid the body. Later arrested, Creigh was tried and, on June 10, 1864, hanged. His home, Montescena, was to be burned, but it survived the war and was listed on the National Register in 1975.
 
Erected 2016 by West Virginia Archives & History.
 
Location. 37° 45.943′ N, 80° 27.978′ W. Marker is in Fairlea, West Virginia, in Greenbrier County. Marker is on Seneca Trail (U.S. 219) north of Red Oaks Farm Lane, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8442 Seneca Trail, Fairlea WV 24902, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ronceverte (approx. 1.3 miles away); Pontiac's War/Welsh Cemetery (approx. 1.8 miles away); Lewisburg (approx. 2.6 miles away); Dick Pointer (approx. 2.6 miles away); Battle of Lewisburg (approx. 2.6 miles away); Confederate Cemetery
The hanging of David Creigh Marker image. Click for full size.
By Roger Miller, November 12, 2017
2. The hanging of David Creigh Marker
(approx. 2.6 miles away); a different marker also named Lewisburg (approx. 2.6 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Lewisburg (approx. 2.7 miles away).
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
The hanging of David Creigh Marker image. Click for full size.
By Roger Miller, November 12, 2017
3. The hanging of David Creigh Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 14, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 13, 2017, by Roger Miller of Pulaski, Virginia. This page has been viewed 49 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 13, 2017, by Roger Miller of Pulaski, Virginia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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