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

The Mansion House

 
 
The Mansion House Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 28, 2018
1. The Mansion House Marker
Inscription.  The “Mansion House” was built in 1796 by Walter Newman for a tavern. It was the first hewn log house in the Kanawha Valley and was made entirely by hand. Later it was enlarged and in 1901 the Daughters of the American Revolution aided by patriotic citizens of Mason County had it restored to its original style. It has Colonial and Early American furnishings and is a repository for relics. The Colonel Charles Lewis Chapter, N.S.D.A.R. are custodians and use it for a Chapter House.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1796.
 
Location. 38° 50.359′ N, 82° 8.47′ 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 in Tu-Endie-Wei State Park, outside the flood wall. 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. Colonel Andrew Lewis (a few steps from this marker); The Sallie Marmet Anchor (within shouting distance of this marker); Revolutionary Soldiers
The Mansion House image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 28, 2018
2. The Mansion House
Marker is on the wall between the door and window. The mouth of the Kanawha at the Ohio River is in the distance.
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(within shouting distance of this marker); The Battle of Point Pleasant (within shouting distance of this marker); The Magazine (within shouting distance of this marker); Chief Cornstalk (within shouting distance of this marker); Ann Bailey (within shouting distance of this marker); Livia S. Poffenbarger (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Point Pleasant.
 
Regarding The Mansion House. The Mansion House Museum is open daily May through October. There is no charge but donations are accepted.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 24, 2018. It was originally submitted on October 24, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 115 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 24, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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