The county seat of Greenbrier County and one of the oldest towns in the state of West Virginia, Lewisburg is home to dozens of historic homes and buildings. This short tour follows a few of the main streets downtown to offer a general overview of Lewisburg's history in about an hour and a half. The tour was created by Preservation Alliance of West Virginia Americorps member and Fayette County native Hailey Horn and expanded thanks to the work of Skip Deegans of the Lewisburg Historic Landmark Commission. If you would like an extended tour of over fifty sites, the Commission has created an extended tour in Clio.
The community was originally called Fort Savannah, or Camp Union, before being incorporated as Lewisburg; named after Andrew Lewis, the man who surveyed the land and helped settle the land. With an unusually large number of old structures for such a small town, the old part of town is a National Register Historic District.