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

Fishpond

 

— Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park —

 
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By J. J. Prats, July 11, 2021
1. Fishpond Marker
Inscription.  Not everything in the Blennerhassett estate's “pleasure-garden” was placed there for pleasure or style. Somewhere within its high wall lay a pond of unknown size, dug out, lined with clay, and maintained for the fish it would provide for the mansion’s table. The most famous 18th-Century American fish pond belonged to Thomas Jefferson and still exists today on the grounds of Monticello.
 
Erected by Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational AreasSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 39° 16.343′ N, 81° 36.068′ 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
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By J. J. Prats, July 11, 2021
2. Fishpond Marker
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in September and October, and for the winter after 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. Summerhouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Paling Fence (within shouting distance of this marker); Arbors (within shouting distance of this marker); Flower Bed (within shouting distance of this marker); Pleasure Garden (within shouting distance of this marker); Blennerhassett Island (within shouting distance of this marker); Hothouses (within shouting distance of this marker); Maze (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 27, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 27, 2021, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 34 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 27, 2021, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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