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Parkersburg in Wood County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Blennerhassett Island

Blennerhassett Mansion

 
 
Blennerhassett Island Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 13, 2014
1. Blennerhassett Island Marker
Inscription. Situated just 1.8 miles below Parkersburg in the Ohio River is historic Blennerhassett Island. This 3.8 mile long island was once the home of the wealthy Irish immigrants Harman and Margaret Blennerhassett. After moving to the Island in 1798, they started construction of a magnificent Georgian style mansion which was completed in 1800. Surrounding their mansion were extravagantly landscaped lawns, a formal garden and several other structures. They fled their Island estate in 1806 after becoming involved with Aaron Burr in his plan to develop a Southwest empire. In 1811, the mansion accidentally burned to the ground. It was rebuilt in 1985 as part of an historical park being developed by the State of West Virginia.
 
Location. 39° 15.948′ N, 81° 33.966′ W. Marker is in Parkersburg, West Virginia, in Wood County. Marker is on Little Kanawa Connector. Click for map. The marker is located in Blennerhassett Point Park. Marker is in this post office area: Parkersburg WV 26101, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Railroads (here, next to this marker); Early Parkersburg (here, next to this marker); The Point (here, next to this marker); Historic Blennerhassett Hotel
Blennerhassett Island Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 13, 2014
2. Blennerhassett Island Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Women of Courage (within shouting distance of this marker); Escape to Freedom (within shouting distance of this marker); Vital Transportation Center (within shouting distance of this marker); W.H. Smith Hardward Co (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line). Click for a list of all markers in Parkersburg.
 
Also see . . .  Blennerhassett Island Historic State Park. (Submitted on May 10, 2014, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Blennerhassett Island Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 13, 2014
3. Blennerhassett Island Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 294 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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