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

Blennerhassett Kitchen Garden

 

— Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park —

 
Blennerhassett Kitchen Garden Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, July 11, 2021
1. Blennerhassett Kitchen Garden Marker
Inscription.  The one acre kitchen garden was located on this site. Here was grown produce for the kitchen and also herbs. Included in this garden were long glass-covered hothouses where grew orange, lemon, fig, and citron trees whose foreign, exotic appearance gave the island almost a Mediterranean atmosphere.
 
Erected by Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 39° 16.272′ N, 81° 36.048′ 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 the last weekend in October until the first weekend in May. You should
Blennerhassett Kitchen Garden’s Location and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, July 11, 2021
2. Blennerhassett Kitchen Garden’s Location and Marker
It was part of what is now the black walnut grove.
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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 Wash House (a few steps from this marker); Blennerhassett’s Well (a few steps from this marker); Site of Tenant House and Broom Factory (within shouting distance of this marker); Black Walnut Tree Plantation (within shouting distance of this marker); Blennerhassett Island (within shouting distance of this marker); Flower Bed (within shouting distance of this marker); Pleasure Garden (within shouting distance of this marker); Arbors (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Blennerhassett Island.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 20, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 20, 2021, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 54 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 20, 2021, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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Nov. 29, 2021