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Christiansburg in Montgomery County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Lewis-McHenry Duel

 
 
Lewis-McHenry Duel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 2, 2011
1. Lewis-McHenry Duel Marker
Inscription. In this town occurred the duel between Thomas Lewis and John McHenry in May, 1808. This was the first duel with rifles known to have taken place in Virginia. It resulted in the death of both men. Dr. John Floyd, later Governor of Virginia and member of Congress, was the attending surgeon. This affair contributed to the passage in January, 1810, of the Barbour Bill outlawing dueling in Virginia.
 
Erected 1951 by Virginia State Library. (Marker Number K 71.)
 
Location. 37° 7.78′ N, 80° 24.532′ W. Marker is in Christiansburg, Virginia, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of West Main Street (U.S. 11) and South Franklin Street, on the right when traveling north on West Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10 West Main Street, Christiansburg VA 24073, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Montgomery County War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Montgomery County Confederate Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Christiansburg Industrial Institute (approx. one mile away); Christiansburg (approx. 1.2
US Rt 11 (facing north) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 2, 2011
2. US Rt 11 (facing north)
miles away); The Hotel (approx. 4 miles away); The Commissary (approx. 4 miles away); The Tipple (approx. 4.1 miles away); Coal Car (approx. 4.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Christiansburg.
 
Categories. Antebellum South, US
 
US Rt 11 (facing south) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 2, 2011
3. US Rt 11 (facing south)
Lee Hwy marker located below K 71 image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 2, 2011
4. Lee Hwy marker located below K 71
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 4, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 567 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 4, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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