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Blennerhassett Island in Wood County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Flower Bed

 

— Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park —

 
Flower Bed Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, July 11, 2021
1. Flower Bed Marker
Inscription.  Even though the estate’s pleasure garden was laid out in the fashionable, late 18th-Century back-to-nature style, it exhibited some features that harkened back to the geometric formality that had ruled previous old style gardens. This fact is reflected in the quartered flower bed before you, discovered by archaeologists in the 1980s.
 
Erected by Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational AreasSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 39° 16.311′ N, 81° 36.059′ W. Marker is in Blennerhassett Island, West Virginia, in Wood County. Marker can be reached by sternwheeler riverboat passenger ferry ($12 round trip) from Point Park on 2nd Street in Parkersburg between May 1st and early October. Ferry departs on the hour from 10 AM to 5 PM. Last ferry departs the island at 5:30 PM. Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park is closed Mondays (except Memorial Day and Labor Day), Tuesdays in September and October, and for the winter after
Flower Bed and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, July 11, 2021
2. Flower Bed and Marker
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the last weekend in October until the first weekend in May. You should call ahead to verify this information at +1-304-420-4800 or 1-800-CALL-WVA. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Parkersburg WV 26101, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Blennerhassett Island (a few steps from this marker); Pleasure Garden (a few steps from this marker); Arbors (within shouting distance of this marker); Paling Fence (within shouting distance of this marker); Fishpond (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Tenant House and Broom Factory (within shouting distance of this marker); Blennerhassett Wash House (within shouting distance of this marker); Blennerhassett’s Well (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Blennerhassett Island.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 19, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 19, 2021, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 61 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 19, 2021, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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Dec. 8, 2022