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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.
Photographed 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.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: CommunicationsFraternal or Sororal OrganizationsWar, World IWomen. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list. A significant historical date for this entry is October 27, 1937.
 
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. It is outside of the flood wall at the foot of Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Point Pleasant WV 25550, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Mansion House (here, next to this marker); Point Pleasant Battle / War of 1812 (here, next to this marker); 12 Main Street (a few steps from this marker); Liberty Tree (within shouting distance of this marker); The Battle of Point Pleasant (within shouting distance of this marker); French Oak (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named French Oak (within shouting distance of this marker); Ann Bailey (within shouting distance of this marker). 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.) 
 
Livia S. Poffenbarger Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, September 28, 2018
2. Livia S. Poffenbarger Marker
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 December 28, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 23, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 474 times since then and 33 times this year. 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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