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

Point Pleasant Battle / War of 1812

 
 
Point Pleasant Battle side of marker image. Click for full size.
By Nate Davidson, March 25, 2006
1. Point Pleasant Battle side of marker
Inscription. Point Pleasant Battle. Here, Oct. 10, 1774, General Andrew Lewis and a thousand Virginia riflemen defeated the federated Indian tribes led by Cornstalk. Known as the "first battle of the Revolution." It was the most important battle between Indians and whites.

War of 1812. On October 20, 1812, the western Virginia Brigade of Militia under command of General Joel Leftwich, embarked here for the Ohio frontier to join the Northwestern Army for service in the Second War with England.
 
Erected 1963 by West Virginia Historic Commission.
 
Location. 38° 50.356′ N, 82° 8.42′ W. Marker is in Point Pleasant, West Virginia, in Mason County. Marker is on South Main Street. Touch for map. Located at the foot of Main Street, at the formerly named Point Pleasant Memorial Park, now known as the Tu-Endie-Wei State Park. 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. Livia S. Poffenbarger (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
War of 1812 side of marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 28, 2018
2. War of 1812 side of marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Colonel Andrew Lewis (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 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Point Pleasant.
 
Categories. Colonial EraNative AmericansPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary
 
This marker and the Livia S. Poffenbarger marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 28, 2018
3. This marker and the Livia S. Poffenbarger marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 22, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 22, 2011, by Nate Davidson of Salisbury, Maryland. This page has been viewed 631 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on May 22, 2011, by Nate Davidson of Salisbury, Maryland.   2, 3. submitted on October 22, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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