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

Hothouses

 

— Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park —

 
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By J. J. Prats, July 11, 2021
1. Hothouses Marker
Inscription.  One of the garden’s most exotic features was its long, large hothouses, which sheltered orange, lemon, olive and citron trees from the rigors of an American winter. Such foreign plantings lent the island such an air of otherworldliness that one European traveler was moved to cal lit “this Italy of the West.”
 
Erected by Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational AreasSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 39° 16.34′ N, 81° 36.117′ 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
Hothouses Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, July 11, 2021
2. Hothouses Marker
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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. Summerhouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Maze (within shouting distance of this marker); Arbors (within shouting distance of this marker); Fishpond (within shouting distance of this marker); Famous Persons Who Traveled by Blennerhassett Island (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Flower Bed (about 300 feet away); Paling Fence (about 400 feet away); Site of Tenant House and Broom Factory (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Blennerhassett Island.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 27, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 27, 2021, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 29 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 27, 2021, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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