The West Virginia. Cyclopedia
Lewisburg, West Virginia
Lewisburg, WV (map), the county seat of Greenbrier County, was incorporated in 1782 as Lewisburg, by the State of Virginia. The history of town dates back to Camp Union in 1774. Camp Union was the rendezvous point of the army of General Andrew Lewis (after whom the town was named) preparatory to his march to participate in the Battle of Point Pleasant, during Dunmore's War, the last between the white settlers and Native Americans east of the Ohio River. Site of Fort Savannah, 1775. Lewisburg was the junction point of two early turnpike roads, the Midland Trail, also known as the James River & Kanawha Turnpike, and the Seneca Trail.
National Geographic Magazine has ranked Lewisburg among the best 75 small towns to visit in America. Situated at the crossroads of two ancient Virginian trails. Its quaint streets are filled with the rural vernacular architecture of the early 1800s, and monuments of the Battle of Lewisburg, fought thereon in 1862, are memorialized throughout the town. Inns, shops, cafes, and restaurants open onto its short streets. Its galleries and theaters are busy year-round.
Greenbrier Valley Airport: Located about 5 miles north of Lewisburg
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Map of Lewisburg and Vicinity
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West Virginia State Fair: The West Virginia State Fair takes place near the end of August at Fairlea, just south of Lewisburg. Activities include agricultural exhibits, grandstand shows featuring races and big-name performers, several smaller stages offering live entertainment, and a carnival.
Map of Lewisburg, WV showing streets, airports, parks, buildings, churches, cemeteries, trails and other points of interest, with link to driving directions.
Topo map of Lewisburg, WV vicinity
Population: 3,624 (2000 Census)
Elevation: 2099 feet
Variant Names for Lewisburg, WV
Big Levels, Camp Union, Fort Savannah, Fort Union, Lewisburgh, Savannah, The Savannah