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Near Point Pleasant in Mason County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

John Hall

 
 
John Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 28, 2018
1. John Hall Marker
Inscription. Born 1805 in Ireland but moved to Mason County as a child. He served as sheriff and in both houses of Virginia legislature. Delegate to the first Wheeling convention, he was elected president of the first constitutional convention, serving 1861-62 until he killed newspaper editor Lewis Wetzel. Two of Hallís sons were killed while serving in the Union army. He died in 1881.
 
Erected 2016 by West Virginia Archives and History.
 
Location. 38° 54.97′ N, 82° 6.786′ W. Marker is near Point Pleasant, West Virginia, in Mason County. Marker is on Ohio River Road (West Virginia Route 62) east of Airport Road (Local Road 64/4), on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. 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 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Robinson (approx. 0.2 miles away); Grandma Gatewood (approx. 2 miles away in Ohio); Kellian V. Whaley (approx. 3.1 miles away); “Mark Twain” Family (approx. 3.1 miles away); The Silver Bridge Disaster (approx. 3.9 miles away in Ohio); Silver Bridge Eye-Bar
John Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 28, 2018
2. John Hall Marker
(approx. 3.9 miles away in Ohio); Dr. Jesse Bennett (approx. 4.9 miles away); Early Graves (approx. 4.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Point Pleasant.
 
Regarding John Hall. Lewis Wetzel was the editor of the Point Pleasant newspaper the Register. “During the political campaign of 1862, John Hall, who had presided over the constitutional convention, and his friends were subjected to bitter Register attacks written by Lewis Wetzel. Hall, enraged, shot and killed the journalist. He was subsequently adjudged guilty of involuntary manslaughter, and fined $4,000 and costs.” —West Virginia History, 1944, page 135.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 15, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 15, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 31 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 15, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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