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The Land Founded by A German

09, October 2014: With a name "Lewisburg", one would think that the area was once founded by a man bearing the name Lewis. Nothing can be further from the truth however as the man who was responsible for putting Lewisburg on the map is named, "Ludwig Derr".

Ludwig Derr first came to what would become Lewisburg in 1784. He purchased the area from the family of William Penn and started his own community. While most of the neighboring areas were routinely attacked by Native Americans, the city of Lewisburg was able to maintain a relatively peaceful community. So, how did the name change came to be?

Most historians believe that the change in name came as a result of translating the name of Ludwig to its American counterpart. Since "Ludwig" becomes "Louis" in the US, naming the place "Louis" came to mind; however, residents would like to respect the fact that Ludwig was of Germanic descent so they had decided to use its German spelling which is "Lewis". The traditional "burg" used by Germans where referring to a place was attached to "Lewis".

Lewisburg, though, is more than just a place inspired by a German founder. It is actually one of the places that you can spend time in when you are in Pennsylvania. Some of the must-see sights and sites include the Bucknell Golf Club, the Temperance House, the Packwood House Museum, and the Joseph Priestley House.

To make sure that you do not miss out on anything, your best bet would be to book yourself in any of the Lewisburg PA hotels in the area for more than a day or two. One of these hotels in Lewisburg PA that you might want to consider is the All Suites Inn Budget Host.

A stay at the said hotel would mean access to such amenities as wireless Internet, guest laundry room, TV with cable connection, free local telephone calls, and use of the barbecue grills.

More information about All Suites Budget Host can be found at http://www.indembsudan.com/89297/28.htm if you would like to book a room in advance without having to leave the comfort of your own home, you can make use of the quick reservation form that can be found at the upper part of their main page.

For Media Contact:
All Suites Inn Budget Host
4663 Westbranch Highway, Rt. 15,
Lewisburg, PA 17837
Phone: 1-570-522-9213

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