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1001 Roanoke Boulevard
Salem, VA 24153
Phone: (540) 375-3004


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Historical Significance General Andrew Lewis statue - Salem Civic Center

Renowned frontier soldier and Revolutionary War hero Andrew Lewis lived near here on his estate, Richfield. Lewis was the commander at the crucial frontier battle of Point Pleasant (1774) and the revolutionary Battle of Gwynn's Island (1776). A statue of Lewis is outside the Civic Center, and his portrait inside.


Salem Civic Center / Site of Lewis’ Richfield Today

Renowned frontier soldier and Revolutionary War hero General Andrew Lewis lived on his estate Richfield. The house, destroyed by fire in the 1820s, was between the Civic Center and the Roanoke River. His original grave site was a few blocks to the south. Lewis was the commander at the crucial battles of Point Pleasant (1774, against the Shawnee chief Cornstalk) and Gwynn's Island (1776, evicting Virginia's last royal governor at the start of the Revolution). A statue of Lewis at Gwynn's Island is outsite the Civic Center, and a portrait is inside.



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