Introduction to Lewisburg, Tennessee
Lewisburg is the county seat of Marshall County. The city was named in honor of Meriwether Lewis, who was the first European descendent to explore the area. Revolutionary War veterans were the first to permanently settle in the area. The State of North Carolina gave them land grants for their services in the war. Marshall County was named in honor of a distinguished American judge, John Marshall. The county was established by an act of the Tennessee General Assembly in 1836. The city of Lewisburg was officially incorporated in 1837.
Lewisburg and nearby Attractions
- Discovery Center at Murfree Springs
- Tims Ford State Park
- Henry Horton State Park
- Stones River National Battlefield
- James K. Polk House
- Long Hunter State Park
Things To Do In Lewisburg
While in Lewisburg, one can visit one of many sites of historical importance, including the James K. Polk House and the Stones River National Battlefield. The Marshall County Plaza Shopping Center is a popular shopping destination. Churches in the area include the Saint James Baptist Church, the First Church of the Nazarene, the Church Street Church of Christ and the First Baptist Church of Fifth Avenue. The city celebrates the Goat, Music and More Festival every October.
Nashville International is the nearest major airport.
Lewisburg Higher Education
Higher education can be pursued at Columbia State Community College, David Lipscomb University and Middle Tennessee State University.