Lewisburg, WV (West Virginia), the county seat of Greenbrier County, was incorporated in 1782 and named for General Andew Lewis, who mustered troops there in 1774 during his march to the Battle of Point Pleasant. In 2006, National Geographic Magazine ranked the town among the best 75 small towns to visit in America. Quaint streets filled with the architecture of the 1800s are protected as part of the Lewisburg National Historic District. The town is located within five miles of the Greenbrier River.
Lodging near Lewisburg, West Virginia
Parks & Public Recreation
Lewisburg was a hotel lodging point and junction along two early roads -- the Seneca Trail and the James River & Kanawha Turnpike, later known as the Midland Trail. Now shadowed by highways US-60 and US-219, the trails and town are the centerpieces of a scenic area of pastures known as the Big Levels. Lost World Caverns, which offers guided cave tours, descends into the network of caves that descend beneath the town and the surrounding levels. Parks and public recreation areas within 20 miles of Lewisburg include the following.
- Greenbrier State Forest
- Greenbrier River Rail Trail
- Monongahela National Forest
- West Virginia State Fairgrounds
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Photos of Lewisburg & Vicinity
Lewisburg is located on I-64 near the Greenbrier River approximately 10 miles west of White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, 50 miles east of Beckley, West Virginia, 20 miles north of Union, West Virginia, and 30 miles south of the Little Levels at Hillsboro, West Virginia.
Map of Lewisburg, West Virginia
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