Lewisburg Essential Info


Lewisburg is a city of 3,624 people (as of 2000) in West Virginia. It was established in 1872, and named for Andrew Lewis, the Virginia colonel who won the Battle of Point Pleasant in 1774. The town was built around a natural spring, which today is enclosed in a stone springhouse near the General Lewis Inn. Today, Lewisburg is a very popular tourist destination due to its historic downtown, specialty shopping, quaint bed-and-breakfasts, and its Civil War connections. Lewisburg is practically adjacent to the nearby resort town of White Sulphur Springs.

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  1. Lewisburg was named after Andrew Lewis, a surveyor, who established a camp near the spring behind the present courthouse.
  2. In what became known as Lord Dunmore's War, over 1,490 men were assembled, some at Fort Pitt at present-day Pittsburgh, and others at Fort Union, on the site of present-day Lewisburg, to stand against the Native American forces
  3. Johnny Olson, an announcer best known for his work on What's My Line?, Match Game, and The Price is Right. lived in Lewisburg.
  4. Lewisburg is the site of West Virginia's largest Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration.

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