A Walking Tour of Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
a walking tour in the Look Up, America series from walkthetown.com
by Doug Gelbert
published by Cruden Bay Books at Smashwords
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Lewisburg was founded in 1784 by Ludwig Derr, a settler in the area since the 1760s. Derr had purchased several tracts of land from the family of William Penn and other neighboring land owners; the largest of which was known as “The Prescott.” In 1783, he worked with Samuel Weiser (son of Conrad Weiser, the famous Indian liaison who died in 1760, and with whose family Derr’s own paternal family had been friends) to layout his combined land tracts, and create Derrstown.