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Birthplace of Meriwether Lewis Historic Marker

Intersection of Ivy Road and Owensville Road, Ivy, VA 22945

(804) 367-2323


One of many Virginia Highway Markers that commemorate people, events or other historic resources within the Commonwealth. Visible from the road 24 hours a day.


Half a mile north was born, 1774, Meriwether Lewis, of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, sent by Jefferson to explore the Far West, 1804-1806. The expedition reached the mouth of the Columbia River, November 15, 1805.