Lewisburg (West Virginia)

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.

Get in

Lewisburg is located on I-64 between Beckley and Covington, Virginia. US-219 which passes through Marlinton to the north, and Peterstown to the south and US-60 which passes north of Fayetteville to the west, and through Covington, Virginia to the east also pass through the town.

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A 150-year tradition held at New Year's Day, this parade is a relic of the Old Christmas celebrations before the calendar switched over. An excellent glimpse of the past with people dressing in costumes and marching downtown. Shops are open!


Yes, they scuba in West Virginia. Sporting goods, dive suits, equipment, air tanks and a little of everything from diving magazines, books, swimming safety gear, winter sports, clothing, bikes, models and hobbies, and the best place to go fill up your canister for a round of paintballing mayhem. Owner is a certified diver, safety conscious and an excellent teacher who arranges dive trips to Florida in early spring. A great resource. His merchandise exceeds minimum safety standards whenever possible. If you're headed to Snowshoe for a week of skiing, pull off to VS&S first and see what Mark has on the shelf. The quality consistently outshines the rest. Go get certified in snorkeling and head to Pocahontas County so you can sneak up on the Candy Darters with your rented scuba camera. They're as bright as anything you'll find in a coral reef!

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Routes through Lewisburg

Charleston Beckley  W  E  White Sulphur Springs Charlottesville
Charleston Jct S N  W  E  White Sulphur Springs Amherst

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