(Notes from www.wvexp.com)
A community in Lewis County, Jane Lew, WV was laid out in 1835 by Lewis Maxwell, member of Congress from Virginia, 1827-1833. The town was not incorporated until 1907. Jane Lew is named in honor of Jane Lewis, mother of the founder of the town. The Clarksburg, Weston, and Glenville Railroad completed a narrow gauge railroad line from Clarksburg to Jane Lew on August 9, 1879.
Jane Lew is located on Rt 19 about 8 miles north of Weston. Easy access off I-79 Exit 105.
Historical Marker located on Rt 19 in downtown Jane Lew, on the north side of the Hacker's Creek bridge (about 100 feet away from the previous Gen Lightburn marker).
Edmund West's Fort 1770-1779. A stockaded fort located on Hacker's Creek. Used by the VA State Militia 1776-1779, known as Fort West at the time. Indians burned the fort and the settlers fled. Some returned and built Beech's Fort (1780-1793) a half-mile downstream.
View looking north on Rt 19 over Hacker's Creek into downtown Jane Lew.