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Mar 01, 1778

Greenbrier County was formed from parts of Botetourt and Montgomery counties

1782

Virginia Assembly decreed 40 acre tract to create Lewisburg

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1812

The Greenbrier College for Women was founded as the Lewisburg Academy by Dr. John McElhenney

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1820

Population of Greenbrier County was 7,340 inhabitants

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1835

The Greenbrier County courthouse was built in Lewisburg

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May 23, 1862

General Henry Heth attacked Col. George Crook at the Union victory Battle of Lewisburg

Aug 26, 1863

The Battle of White Sulphur Springs occurred

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1875

The Lewisburg Academy reopened after closing during the Civil War

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1890

The Lewisburg Academy changed its name to Greenbrier Military Academy

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1910

The Meadow River Lumber Company was organized in Rainelle

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1972

The Greenbrier Military Academy closed

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2000

Greenbrier County had a population of 34,453 people

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