Lewisburg


Lewisburg

      city, seat (1778) of Greenbrier county, southeastern West Virginia, U.S. It is located near the Greenbrier River and the Greenbrier State Forest, west of White Sulphur Springs (home of the renowned resort, the Greenbrier). Strategically situated at the junction of the Midland and Kanawha trails, Lewisburg's origins date to 1751. Settlement developed after 1769 around Camp Union, rendezvous of the Virginia militiamen of General Andrew Lewis (for whom the town was named) prior to their successful campaign against the Native Americans under the Shawnee chief Cornstalk that culminated in the Battle of Point Pleasant (October 10, 1774).

      In May 1862 Lewisburg was the site of a brief battle during the American Civil War won by Union forces led by Colonel George Crook (Crook, George). The Old Stone Presbyterian Church (1796; replaced an earlier log structure) and General Lewis Inn (1834) are notable landmarks. Carnegie Hall, donated to the Lewisburg Female Institute by Andrew Carnegie (Carnegie, Andrew) in 1902, was incorporated as an arts and education centre in 1983 and has become a major performance centre for southern West Virginia.

      Lewisburg is an agricultural centre with farming focusing on the raising of beef and dairy cattle, sheep, and turkeys. Coal, timber, and limestone are important natural resources. The city is the seat of the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (opened to students in 1974), located on the site of the former Greenbrier Military School (1912). The area is rich in limestone caves, including the Lost World Caverns and Organ Cave (used by General Robert E. Lee (Lee, Robert E.) as a refuge during the Civil War). Fairlea, just to the south, is the site of the West Virginia State Fair, held each August. Inc. 1782. Pop. (1990) 3,598; (2000) 3,624.

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