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Greenbrier County

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Early days in Greenbrier County, West Virginia, are recalled through a mixture of colorful tales and factual data in this NEW 83 page booklet comprised of excerpts from four rare vintage books: Historical Collections of Virginia by Henry Howe (1845); West Virginia in History, Life, Literature and Industry by Morris Purdy Shawkey (1928); History of West Virginia by Virgil A. Lewis (1889); and Virginia, a Guide to the Mountain State, a WPA publication (1941). The booklet is printed on 60# opaque paper, with the print size enlarged as needed to fit the 8 1/2 x 11 size. The front cover is a parchtex card stock, protected with a vinyl sheet. Past or present communities include: (Those in italics are mentioned by name in the booklet.) Alderson (part), Anthony, Asbury, Auto, Blue Sulphur Spring, Caldwell, Charmco, Clintonville, Crawley, Crichton, Dawson, Fairlea, Falling Spring, Fort Spring, Frankford, Friars Hil, Grassy Meadows, Hines, Kessler, Kieffer, Lesli, Lewisburg (County Seat), Marfrance, Maxwelton, Meadow Bluff, Neola, Quinwood, Rainelle, Renick, Ronceverte, Rupert, Smoot, Trout, White Sulphur Springs, and Williamsburg. Among the many subjects included are: physical features, first Lewisburg trustees, excerpts from Stuart's "Memoir of the Indian Wars...", Early description of White Sulphur Spring and Blue Sulphur Spring, Pioneer Settlers, Attack on Donnally's Fort, Grenadier Squaw (sister of Cornstalk), How Dick Pointer won his freedom, the Lewisburg Presbyterian Church, the Baptist Church of Greenbrier, Greenbrier Lodge, Escape of Kate Carpenter, Major William Renick, Recollections of Col. John Stuart, Anne Bailey, an American hermit and heroine, Battle of White Sulphur or Ricky Gap, Margaret Prescott Montague, the Greenbrier Military School (including a list of the academy faculty in 1928), West Virginia Industrial School for Boys, Greenbrier College for Women, Alderson Junior College, Howard E. Williams and the growth of good roadways in West Virginia, a tour over US Route 60 through White Sulphur Springs, Lewisburg and East Rainelle, Greenbrier County Courthouse, Meadow River Lumber Co., Big Sewell Mountain and General Lee's horse, Morlunda, Sam Black Church, Glencoe, the old Renick House, the Greenbrier Valley Fairground, Organ Cave, and other bits of history and trivia. Attention Genealogists: This booklet contains relatively detailed biographies of prominent county residents of 1928. These frequently include ancestors, siblings, children, in-laws, affiliations, war records, and business activities, in the course of which they often shed light on area businesses, churches, professions and institutions, and on the events of the day. They include: Gen. Alfred Ward Grayson Davis, G. Gilmer Easley, Ashby D. Ferrell, Horace L. Goodman, Dr. Harold D. Gunning , Gertrude Humphreys, Clarence A. Jackson, Dr. Lawrence A. Jarrett, Dr. John A. Jackson, Alvaro Rupert McClung, Charles N. McWhorter, Col. Houston B. Moore (president of Greenbrier Military School), John Scott McWhorter, Percy C. Pharr, Gov. Samuel Price, Samuel Price, Col. John Stuart, Alexander R. Thompson, and French W. Thompson.

Greenbrier County, WV
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Cover of Greenbrier County History

Sources: History of West Virginia / Greenbrier County West Virginia History / White Sulphur Spring / Lewisburg West Virginia History
Authors: Virgil A. Lewis
Original Publication Year: 1889
Original Publisher: Durrie and Peck and J.W. Barber
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