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Point Pleasant in Mason County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Point Pleasant

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, July 31, 2021
1. Point Pleasant Marker
Inscription.  The city of Point Pleasant is located at the confluence of the Ohio and Kanawha Rivers. It is one of the oldest cities along the river. The city was first named by George Washington in 1770. While surveying the area, he named the point of land between the two rivers "a pleasant point". In the 1800's the Ohio River was a main form of transportation for early settlers. The river brought many new settlers and visitors to the growing city. Upon arriving, the travelers would disembark onto a "brick wharf" and unload their belongings. The brick wharf provided an ideal location for the transfer of river commerce. The bricks located at the entrance of the present riverfront park were recovered from the original wharf shown in the photos below.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1770.
 
Location. 38° 50.569′ N, 82° 8.369′ W. Marker is in Point Pleasant, West Virginia, in Mason County. Marker is at the intersection of Point Pleasant Biking & Walking Trail and 4th Street
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By Devry Becker Jones, July 31, 2021
2. Point Pleasant Marker
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, on the right when traveling north on Point Pleasant Biking & Walking Trail. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 329 Main St, Point Pleasant WV 25550, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lord Dunmore's War (here, next to this marker); Carolin Harris (within shouting distance of this marker); Historic Lowe Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); 330 Main Street (within shouting distance of this marker); 313 Main Street (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); “Legend of the Mothman” (about 300 feet away); 105 Third Street (about 400 feet away); “Border Grays” (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Point Pleasant.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 2, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 2, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 68 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 2, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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