Wednesday, February 13, 2013
The town square in Lewisburg
Motto: "The CENTER of Southern Middle Tennessee"
Lewisburg is a city in Marshall County, Tennessee, United States. The population was 10,413 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Marshall County. Lewisburg is located in central Tennessee, forty-eight miles south of Nashville and fifty-two miles north of Huntsville, Alabama along I-65.
Located in the rolling hills of Middle Tennessee, Lewisburg took its name from the explorer Meriwether Lewis. By 1838, the town was supporting a newspaper and a bank. The downtown area is modeled after many small southern towns, with a courthouse in the center of the square surrounded by retail and commercial businesses. Shopping centers are located on the east and west ends of town.
The area in which Lewisburg and Marshall County is located was first settled by Native Americans. Revolutionary War veterans given land grants by the State of North Carolina for services rendered during the war followed in the 1780's.
Marshall County, named in honor of the young nation's strong first Supreme Court Chief Justice and noted American jurist, John Marshall, was established by an act of the Tennessee General Assembly in 1836. The act which created the county specified that the county seat be named Lewisburg to commemorate the deeds of frontier explorer Meriweather Lewis. Lewisburg was incorporated in 1837, on a site of 50 acres (200,000 m2) donated for civic purpose.
Until 1925, the community served the area principally as a trading and shipping center for its livestock and farm produce.
Marshall County is significant partly because of three Marshall Countians who have served as Governor of Tennessee: Henry Horton, Jim Nance McCord, and Buford Ellington.
Today, Lewisburg/Marshall County is the home of several nationally known industries,although it has experienced many thousand job losses in recent years; it still maintains a viable work force.It is also the World Headquarters of the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders' and Exhibitors' Association.
Marcus Haislip - Professional basketball player
Jason Maxwell - Former professional baseball player
Dont'a Hightower - Professional football player for the New England Patriots
WJJM 94.3 FM
WAXO Channel 34
Lewisburg Local City Guide
Marshall County Chamber of Commerce
Goats, Music and More Festival
TN Farm Products
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