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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.
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.)
 
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. Touch for map. Located on a traffic island in Staunton. Marker is in this post office area: Staunton VA 24401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Avenue of Trees (within shouting distance of this marker); Great Indian Warrior Trading Path (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Barger House (approx. 0.4 miles away); United States National Military Cemetery - Staunton (approx. 0.6 miles away); Birthplace of Woodrow Wilson (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind
First Settler's Grave Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, August 20, 2011
2. First Settler's Grave Marker
(approx. 1.5 miles away); Woodrow Wilson Birthplace (approx. 1.9 miles away); Dr. William Fleming (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Staunton.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 20, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 440 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 20, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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