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

Livia S. Poffenbarger

 
 
Livia S. Poffenbarger Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 28, 2018
1. Livia S. Poffenbarger Marker
Inscription. Livia Nye Simpson, born 1 March 1862, was among youngest female publishers in US with purchase of the Point Pleasant State Gazette in 1888. Organized a DAR chapter in 1901; lobbied for state purchase of Point Pleasant battlefield; and for Congress to recognize site as first battle of Revolution. During WWI, organized Liberty Loan drive, which was used nationally. She died 27 October 1937.
 
Erected 2005 by West Virginia Division of Archives and History.
 
Location. 38° 50.352′ N, 82° 8.421′ W. Marker is in Point Pleasant, West Virginia, in Mason County. Marker is on South Main Street south of 1st Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. It is outside of the flood wall at the foot of Main Street. 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 / War of 1812 (here, next to this marker); War of 1812 (a few steps from this marker); The Battle of Point Pleasant (within shouting distance of this marker); Ann Bailey (within shouting distance of this marker); Colonel Andrew Lewis
Livia S. Poffenbarger Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 28, 2018
2. Livia S. Poffenbarger Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); The Magazine (within shouting distance of this marker); The Mansion House (within shouting distance of this marker); Chief Cornstalk (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Point Pleasant.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia entry for Livia Simpson Poffenbarger. “She frequently wrote about the Battle of Point Pleasant, arguing that it should be regarded as the first battle of the American Revolution. Her view has received little support from historians, but her efforts led to the creation of Tu-Endie-Wei State Park and the erection of a monument on the battle site. She wrote a number of other books and pamphlets on West Virginia history.” (Submitted on October 24, 2018.) 
 
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Mrs. Livia Simpson Poffenbarger, of Charleston image. Click for full size.
Courtesy West Virginia State Archives
3. Mrs. Livia Simpson Poffenbarger, of Charleston
Chairman Woman’s Liberty Loan Committee for West Virginia
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 24, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 23, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 47 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on October 23, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.   2, 3. submitted on October 24, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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