A 12 x 20 facsimile of the petition for the formation of Greenbrier County, handwritten by John Stewart who is considered the "Father of Greenbrier County". The petition, signed by 75 settlers who were heads of households, requested that the state of Virginia form a new county to facilitate the handling of their land claims in a court of local jurisdiction. It cites the area of land, size of population, frontier conditions, and rugged terrain as a justification for the new county of Greenbrier.
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A&M 3042, Greenbrier County Formation Petition, West Virginia and Regional History Center, West Virginia University Libraries. https://archives.lib.wvu.edu/repositories/2/resources/1224 Accessed April 08, 2020.