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Powhatan Point in Belmont County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

George Washington

 
 
George Washington Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, November 2, 2014
1. George Washington Marker
Inscription. On his journey down the Ohio River, Wednesday, October 24, 1770 noted in his diary "at the mouth of it (Captina Creek) we came abt 3 o'clock in the afternoon, and finding nobody there, we agreed to camp." Camped on return trip November 14 just above the creek.
 
Erected by Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Location. 39° 51.673′ N, 80° 48.244′ W. Marker is in Powhatan Point, Ohio, in Belmont County. Marker can be reached from Railroad Avenue 0.2 miles south of Mellott Street. Click for map. Marker is located in park by Captina Creek. Marker is in this post office area: Powhatan Point OH 43942, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Powhatan Point (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Coal Industry at Powhatan Point / Powhatan Disaster, 1944 (approx. ¼ mile away); Washington's Land (approx. 2.5 miles away in West Virginia); Baker's Station (approx. 4.1 miles away in West Virginia but has been reported missing); George Rogers Clark (approx. 4.1 miles away in West Virginia but has been reported missing); Zachary Taylor
George Washington Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, November 2, 2014
2. George Washington Marker
(approx. 4.1 miles away in West Virginia but has been reported missing); Rosby’s Rock (approx. 4.7 miles away in West Virginia); West Virginia Penitentiary (approx. 5 miles away in West Virginia). Click for a list of all markers in Powhatan Point.
 
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Powhatan Point Border sign image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, November 2, 2014
3. Powhatan Point Border sign
George Washington camped here October 24 and November 14, 1770
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 360 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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