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First Settlers Grave W-159 | Marker History

First Settlers Grave Marker, W-159

One mile north is the grave of John Lewis, first settler in this region, who came here in 1732 and died in 1762. He chose the site of the town of Staunton. His four sons, Thomas, Andrew, William and Charles, took an important part in the Indian and Revolutionary wars.

Marker Information:
Year On Marker: 1929
Region: Shenandoah Valley Region
Geographic Location: Augusta County
Physical Description of Location: Staunton, VA 24401. Located on Richmond Avenue (Hwy 250), 0.5 miles northwest of the intersection of Richmond Avenue (Hwy 250) and I-81. Marker is on the right when traveling northwest on Richmond Avenue (Hwy 250).
GPS Location: 38.133737,-79.041934
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