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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Lewisburg, West Virginia

 
Clickable Map of Greenbrier County, West Virginia and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Greenbrier County, WV (77) Fayette County, WV (208) Monroe County, WV (39) Nicholas County, WV (44) Pocahontas County, WV (62) Summers County, WV (49) Webster County, WV (21) Alleghany County, VA (22) Bath County, VA (36)  GreenbrierCounty(77) Greenbrier County (77)  FayetteCounty(208) Fayette County (208)  MonroeCounty(39) Monroe County (39)  NicholasCounty(44) Nicholas County (44)  PocahontasCounty(62) Pocahontas County (62)  SummersCounty(49) Summers County (49)  WebsterCounty(21) Webster County (21)  AlleghanyCountyVirginia(22) Alleghany County (22)  BathCounty(36) Bath County (36)
Lewisburg is the county seat for Greenbrier County
Lewisburg is in Greenbrier County
      Greenbrier County (77)  
ADJACENT TO GREENBRIER COUNTY
      Fayette County (208)  
      Monroe County (39)  
      Nicholas County (44)  
      Pocahontas County (62)  
      Summers County (49)  
      Webster County (21)  
      Alleghany County, Virginia (22)  
      Bath County, Virginia (36)  
 
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1 West Virginia, Greenbrier County, Lewisburg — Battle of LewisburgA Brief Fight
Early in May 1862, Union Col. George Crook, 36th Ohio Infantry, led his command from Charleston to raid the Virginia Central Railroad near Covington. After tearing up track and burning a bridge, he and his men arrived in Lewisburg on May 17, with . . . Map (db m59344) HM
2 West Virginia, Greenbrier County, Lewisburg — A — Battle of Lewisburg23 May 1862
The 3rd Provisional Ohio Brigade's camp was on this hill. The Confederate artillery opened the battle at 5 a.m. with a bombardment of the Federal camp.Map (db m21739) HM
3 West Virginia, Greenbrier County, Lewisburg — H — Battle of Lewisburg23 May 1862
The 36th Ohio assembled near the courthouse & advanced up Randolph & Chestnut Streets to attack the right of the Confederate line where they routed the 22nd Virginia.Map (db m243856) HM
4 West Virginia, Greenbrier County, Lewisburg — K — Battle of Lewisburg23 May 1862
Confederate dead were laid out in the Old Stone Church & then buried in the churchyard without ceremony. After the war their remains were moved to the present Confederate Cemetery.Map (db m75375) HM
5 West Virginia, Greenbrier County, Lewisburg — Battle of Tuckwiller's Hill
On the evening of May 1, 1863, Lt. Col. George Edgar moved to block Union troops marching to Lewisburg. Establishing lines at Tuckwiller's hill, Edgar caught the enemy by surprise under cover of darkness early on the 2nd, and reportedly feigned . . . Map (db m116378) HM
6 West Virginia, Greenbrier County, Lewisburg — Big Lime
The Greenbrier Limestone in the quarry represent the "Big Lime" of the driller. Fish-egg like oölitic zones in the "Big Lime" produce oil and natural gas in West Virginia.Map (db m97799) HM
7 West Virginia, Greenbrier County, Lewisburg — Carnegie Hall
Carnegie Hall, built in 1902, by Lewisburg Female Institute and citizens of the Greenbrier Valley area. It is one of only three Halls in the U.S. named for Andrew Carnegie who gave $26,750. Local citizens gave $10,000 to complete the Hall. . . . Map (db m61464) HM
8 West Virginia, Greenbrier County, Lewisburg — Col. John Stuart / Mathew Arbuckle
Col. John Stuart Col. John Stuart built Stuart Manor, 1789, near Fort Stuart. He was a military and civil leader and led a company in the Battle of Point Pleasant. As clerk of Greenbrier County, he left many historic records. His first office is . . . Map (db m50394) HM
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9 West Virginia, Greenbrier County, Lewisburg — Colonial Army Rendezvous
Here at Fort Union, built in 1770, a frontier army of 1100 men assembled in 1774 under command of Gen. Andrew Lewis. On Sept. 12, the army began a march through 160 miles of trackless wilderness to the mouth of the Kanawha River and defeated . . . Map (db m75198) HM
10 West Virginia, Greenbrier County, Lewisburg — Confederate Cemetery
Remains of 95 unknown Confederate soldiers who fought in the Battle of Lewisburg on 23 May 1862 lie in this cross shaped common grave. It has an upright 80 feet long and cross arms of 40 feet. After the Civil War the unclaimed dead were removed from . . . Map (db m21740) HM
11 West Virginia, Greenbrier County, Lewisburg — Confederate Cemetery
In a cross-shaped mass grave at the end of this path lie the remains of 95 unknown Confederate soldiers who fought in the Battle of Lewisburg on 23 May 1862. This path is the original trace of the James River-Kanawha Turnpike which carried . . . Map (db m140681) HM
12 West Virginia, Greenbrier County, Lewisburg — Confederate Cemetery / The Civil War
Side A On the hill, 400 yards west, in a common grave shaped like a cross, lie unclaimed bodies of ninety-five Confederate soldiers, casualties of the area, including those of the Battle of Droop Mountain and the Battle of Lewisburg. . . . Map (db m21748) HM
13 West Virginia, Greenbrier County, Lewisburg — Confederate Disenfranchisement
The wartime division of WV lasted into the years just after the Civil War. To protect the new state and political party power, leaders used test oaths to keep ex-Confederates from voting and to limit their role in government. Joseph "Old Scratch" . . . Map (db m176398) HM
14 West Virginia, Greenbrier County, Lewisburg — Dick Pointer
Enslaved African, noted for bravery in defense of Fort Donnally during Shawnee attack May 29, 1778. He was granted his freedom by James Rodgers in 1801. Land granted to other defenders; his 1795 pension petition, supported locally, denied. . . . Map (db m21737) HM
15 West Virginia, Greenbrier County, Lewisburg — Greenbrier College / Greenbrier Hall
Site of the campus of Greenbrier College. In 1812, the Rev. John McElhenney established a co-ed school, the Lewisburg Academy. In 1875, the academy transferred all properties to the Lewisburg Female Institute. Briefly named Lewisburg Seminary prior . . . Map (db m140673) HM
16 West Virginia, Greenbrier County, Lewisburg — Greenbrier County Courthouse
Constructed 1837 by John W. Dunn, well known local brickmason. All brick was made locally. Building has been in constant use since its completion and is unchanged except for wings added in 1937 and 1963.Map (db m50471) HM
17 West Virginia, Greenbrier County, Lewisburg — Greenbrier County War Memorial
Dedicated to the Greenbrier Countians who were killed in the service of our country, to the former Prisoners of War, and to those who are still Missing in Action World War I • World War II Korean War • Vietnam War [Honor . . . Map (db m75365) WM
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18 West Virginia, Greenbrier County, Lewisburg — Greenbrier Military School
First established at Lewisburg 1808-09 by Dr. John McElhenney and chartered as an academy in 1812. Used as barracks and hospital during War between the States. Present buildings on north side of town built 1921.Map (db m19378) HM
19 West Virginia, Greenbrier County, Lewisburg — Greenbrier Military School
First school was established 1808-09 by Dr. John McElhenney and chartered as an academy in 1812. Used as barracks and hospital during War between the States. The present buildings were erected in 1921.Map (db m19382) HM
20 West Virginia, Greenbrier County, Lewisburg — LewisburgOld Confederate Cemetery . A Civil War Burial Ground — The Battle of Lewisburg —
The remains of 95 unknown Confederate soldiers from the Battle of Lewisburg, fought May 23, 1862, lie in this cross-shaped common grave. It has a vertical length 80 feet long and a cross arm of 40 feet long, with an overall width of 10 feet. . . . Map (db m21742) HM
21 West Virginia, Greenbrier County, Lewisburg — Lewisburg
Side A Site of Fort Savannah, built in 1755. Here at Camp Union Gen. Andrew Lewis mustered troops which participated in the Battle of Point Pleasant 1774. Lewisburg was incorporated in October, 1782, by the Virginia Assembly. Side B . . . Map (db m21747) HM
22 West Virginia, Greenbrier County, Lewisburg — LewisburgThe Battle of Lewisburg — The Battle of Lewisburg —
The Battle of Lewisburg was fought on May 23, 1862, between the Southern forces of General Henry A. Heth and the Northern forces of Colonel George Crook, later famous as the captor of Geronimo. The inhabitants of Lewisburg, Virginia, a peaceful town . . . Map (db m140701) HM
23 West Virginia, Greenbrier County, Lewisburg — LewisburgThe Battle of Lewisburg — The Battle of Lewisburg —
The Battle of Lewisburg was fought on May 23, 1862, between the Southern forces of General Henry A. Heth and the Northern forces of Colonel George Crook, later famous as the captor of Geronimo. The inhabitants of Lewisburg, Virginia, a peaceful town . . . Map (db m203645) HM
24 West Virginia, Greenbrier County, Lewisburg — Lewisburg Battle
Confederate troops under Gen. Henry Heth here, May 23, 1862, were repulsed in attach upon division of Col. Geo. Crook's brigade. The Old Stone Church was used as a hospital. In his retreat, Heth burned bridge over Greenbrier at Caldwell.Map (db m19380) HM
25 West Virginia, Greenbrier County, Lewisburg — Lewisburg Graded School Bell
This bell installed Lewisburg Graded School 1878. Given to park by George L. Lemon.Map (db m75176) HM
26 West Virginia, Greenbrier County, Lewisburg — Pontiac's War / Welsh Cemetery
Pontiac's WarMassacre of white families of Muddy Creek and of the Clendenins near here by a band of Shawnee Indians led by Chief Cornstalk, in 1763, completed the destruction of the early settlements in the Greenbrier Valley. Welsh . . . Map (db m50395) HM
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27 West Virginia, Greenbrier County, Lewisburg — Rev. John McElhenney, D.D.Born March 1781 • Died Jan. 2nd, 1871
For sixty two years, the Beloved Pastor of Lewisburg Church. A faithful servant of God and a Pioneer of Presbyterianism in a vast part of Virginia.Map (db m75364) HM
28 West Virginia, Greenbrier County, Lewisburg — Robert C. Byrd Clinic
In recognition of the foresight of the Honorable Senator Robert C. Byrd whose leadership efforts on behalf of improved health care for West Virginians and enhanced training opportunities for WVSOM students made this facility possibleMap (db m243853) HM
29 West Virginia, Greenbrier County, Lewisburg — Samuel Price
Born July 28, 1805, Samuel Price served in the Virginia legislature, 1850-1841 Constitutional Convention, and 1861 Richmond Convention. From 1863 to 1865, he was Lt. Governor of Confederate Virginia. As president of West Virginia’s Constitutional . . . Map (db m140698) HM
30 West Virginia, Greenbrier County, Lewisburg — Shuck Memorial Baptist Church
Named in honor of Jehu Lewis Shuck, first American Baptist Missionary to China in 1835 and a member of Big Levels Baptist Church, established in 1796. Reorganized in 1927. This building erected in 1938.Map (db m140683) HM
31 West Virginia, Greenbrier County, Lewisburg — The Lewisburg Foundation
January of 1980, eleven residents of Lewisburg founded The Lewisburg Foundation. Since that time this non-profit community membership organization has worked steadily to complete projects which protect and enhance the historic values and natural . . . Map (db m140675) HM
32 West Virginia, Greenbrier County, Lewisburg — Tribute to Men of the Mountains
"Leave me but a banner to plant upon the mountains of Augusta and I will rally around me the men who will lift our bleeding country from the dust, and set her free." ....Washington . . . Map (db m75200) HM
33 West Virginia, Greenbrier County, Lewisburg — William Cammack Campbell(1923 – 2013)
I like to see a man proud of the place he lives. I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him. —Abraham Lincoln. William Cammack Campbell (1923-2013) was the most notable international amateur golf champion . . . Map (db m140678) HM
 
 
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