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Point Pleasant in Mason County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

War of 1812

 
 
War of 1812 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 9, 2009
1. War of 1812 Marker
Inscription. On October 20, 1812, the western Virginia Brigade of Militia under command of General Joel Leftwich, embarked here for the Ohio frontier to join the Northwestern Army for service in the Second War with England.
 
Erected 1963 by West Virginia Historic Commission.
 
Location. 38° 50.349′ N, 82° 8.416′ W. Marker is in Point Pleasant, West Virginia, in Mason County. Marker is on Main Street 0 miles south of 1st Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. This historical marker is just one of several historical markers that are situated at the Point Pleasant Battlefield State Park, in downtown Point Pleasant, West Virginia. The park itself is located on the east side of the Kanawha River at the point of its confluence with the Ohio River. Marker is in this post office area: Point Pleasant WV 25550, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Point Pleasant Battle (within shouting distance of this marker); West Virginia (Mason County) (within shouting distance of this marker); The Battle of Point Pleasant (within shouting distance of this marker); The Magazine (within shouting distance of this
War of 1812 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 9, 2009
2. War of 1812 Marker
View of the historical marker with the Point Pleasant Battlefield State Park in the background, and a view of the Kanawha River flowing into the Ohio River in the distant background.
marker); Ann Bailey (within shouting distance of this marker); Colonel Andrew Lewis (within shouting distance of this marker); Point Pleasant (within shouting distance of this marker); Chief Cornstalk (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Click for a list of all markers in Point Pleasant.
 
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