“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Point Pleasant in Mason County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)

Boone’s Trading Post

Boone’s Trading Post Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, September 22, 2018
1. Boone’s Trading Post Marker
Inscription.  Daniel Boone, noted scout and Indian fighter, operated trading post here, 1790. He was scout for General Lewis enroute to Point Pleasant, 1774. Named County Lieutenant for Kanawha and served in the Virginia General Assembly.
Erected 1981 by West Virginia Department of Culture and History.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraSettlements & SettlersWars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1790.
Location. 38° 50.347′ N, 82° 7.817′ W. Marker is near Point Pleasant, West Virginia, in Mason County. Marker is at the intersection of West Virginia Route 62 and Krodel Park campground entrance, on the left when traveling east on State Route 62. Route 62 is also Route 2 at this point. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Point Pleasant WV 25550, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Andrew & Charles Lewis March (approx. 0.4 miles away); Fort Randolph: Safety and Control (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Ohio River: A Contested Frontier, 1754-1794
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(approx. 0.4 miles away); Point Pleasant - Henderson Bridge (approx. half a mile away); Historic Point Pleasant (approx. half a mile away); “Border Grays” (approx. half a mile away); 502 Viand Street (approx. half a mile away); Korean and Vietnam Wars Memorial (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Point Pleasant.
Also see . . .  Wikipedia entry for Daniel Boone. “Frustrated with the legal hassles that went with land speculation, in 1788, Boone moved upriver to Point Pleasant, Virginia (now West Virginia). There he operated a trading post and occasionally worked as a surveyor's assistant. When Virginia created Kanawha County in 1789, Boone was appointed lieutenant colonel of the county militia. In 1791, he was elected to the Virginia legislature for the third time. He contracted to provide supplies for the Kanawha militia, but his debts prevented him from buying goods on credit, so he closed his store and returned to hunting and trapping.” (Submitted on October 2, 2018.) 
Boone’s Trading Post Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, September 22, 2018
2. Boone’s Trading Post Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on October 2, 2018. It was originally submitted on October 2, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 996 times since then and 78 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 2, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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