Point Pleasant in Mason County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
(side one) About 1771 was proposed as the capital of a new colony, “Vandalia.” It was visited by early explorers: La Salle, 1669; Celeron, 1749; Gist, 1750; and Washington, 1770. Daniel Boone had a trading post here.
(side two) Fort Blair was built here in 1774 and later Fort Randolph, the center of Indian activities, 1777-1778. Here are graves of “Mad Anne” Bailey, border scout, and Cornstalk, Shawnee chief, held hostage and killed here in 1777.
Erected 1963 by West Virginia Historic Commission.
Location. 38° 50.671′ N, 82° 8.291′ W. Marker is in Point Pleasant, West Virginia, in Mason County. Marker is at the intersection of 6th Street and Main Street on 6th Street. Touch for map. It is at the courthouse. 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. West Virginia / Ohio (here, next to this marker); Site of Silver Bridge Collapse (a few steps from this marker); Silver Bridge Collapse (a few steps from this marker); George Rogers Clark (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Seventh Street Daniel Haymond Polsley (about 500 feet away); Historic Lowe Hotel (about 700 feet away); “Legend of the Mothman” (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Point Pleasant.
Categories. • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Colonial Era • Forts, Castles • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on October 3, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 22, 2011, by Nate Davidson of Salisbury, Maryland. This page has been viewed 492 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on October 3, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. 2. submitted on May 22, 2011, by Nate Davidson of Salisbury, Maryland. 3. submitted on October 2, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.