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

Site of First Blennerhassett Island Park

 

— Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park —

 
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By J. J. Prats, July 11, 2021
1. Site of First Blennerhassett Island Park Marker
Inscription.  Covering approximately ten acres and in operation from 1886 to 1912, the first Blennerhassett Island Park was one of the most popular outdoor amusement spots in the Ohio Valley boasting a dance pavilion, a shooting gallery, a bowling alley, and souvenir and refreshment stands, it also included a boxing ring and a baseball diamond.
 
Erected by Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Parks & Recreational Areas. A significant historical year for this entry is 1886.
 
Location. 39° 16.318′ N, 81° 35.973′ 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
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By J. J. Prats, July 11, 2021
2. Site of First Blennerhassett Island Park Marker
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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’s Cove (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pleasure Garden (about 300 feet away); Paling Fence (about 300 feet away); Blennerhassett Island (about 400 feet away); Black Walnut Tree Plantation (about 400 feet away); Flower Bed (about 400 feet away); Blennerhassett’s Well (about 400 feet away); Blennerhassett Wash House (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 43 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 27, 2021, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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