We entered on a very mountainous region crossed Meadow Mountain, Big and Little Lewell and numerous other ridges, for which the inhabitants say thay cannot afford names. All along these, numerous houses have been built for the purpose fo keeping entertainment. Many of them good houses. Houses are still being built for that purpose and much more land is clearing out where formerly there were no settlements. Staid all night at Tyrees fared well.
[crossed Meadow Mountain, Big and Little Sewell and numerous other ridges] This is the journal of William Campbell (1805-1849),, on a journey from Lexington, in Rockbridge County, Virginia to St. Charles County Missouri, written in 1829, and includes the story of the enslaved Archer Alexander. It can be found in the Leyburn Library, Special Collections and Archives, located at the Washington and Lee University, in Lexington, Virginia. A very special thanks goes to Lisa S. McCown, Senior Assistant and all of the staff there. . This journal is presented here with the spellings as presented by the writer in 1829. All photos by Dorris Keeven-Franke with a special thanks to Donna LaBrayer Sandegren.
From Lexington, Virginia to Lewisburg, today’s West Virginia our travelers have come seventy-five miles through the Appalachian Mountains. First crossing the Blue Ridge Mountains, they have climbed into the Shenandoah valley at the altitude of 2,080 feet. In their group is two-month old Sallie Campbell McCluer born in May, and Mr. Icenhower’s father-in-law who is over ninety-years old. When they crossed Sewell Mountain they had climbed to 3,212 feet. Anna Icenhower and another member of the enslaved community were several months pregnant.
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Lloyd’s official map of the state of Virginia from actual surveys by order of the Executive 1828 & 1859.SummaryIndicates drainage, relief by hachures, state and county boundaries, roads, distances, place names, mills, factories, “places remarkable for military incidents,” and the railroad network.
Contributor NamesLloyd, James T.Fillmore, Millard, 1800-1874, collector.
Created / PublishedNew York, 1861.Subject Headings- Virginia–Maps- United States–VirginiaNotes- LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 450- LC Railroad maps, 310- Description derived from published bibliography.- Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.- VaultMedium1 col. map 30 x 48 cm.Call Number/Physical LocationG3880 1861 .L41
RepositoryLibrary of Congress Geography and Map Division Washington, D.C. 20540-4650 USA dcuDigital Id
LanguageEnglishOnline FormatimageDescriptionIndicates drainage, relief by hachures, state and county boundaries, roads, distances, place names, mills, factories, “places remarkable for military incidents,” and the railroad network.LCCN Permalinkhttps://lccn.loc.gov/98688567