Point Pleasant in Mason County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
Lord Dunmore's War
Lord Dunmore's War was, in a sense, a focal point in Western history. Here were gathered in either wing of the army the men, who by dint of daring enterprise, had made their way to the frontier and had carried American institutions across the Appalachian barrier. Here, in a pitched, battle, they met and subdued nearly an equal number of most redoubtable of their foes. From Point Pleasant and Champ Charlotte they scattered far and wide to fight the coming battle for independence — some of the shores of the Atlantic, some in the forests of the Southwest, others on the prairies of the Illinois. The victory at at Point Pleasant opened an ever lengthening pathway to Western settlement. Thenceforward now vigor was infused into the two cheif forces of the future century — American expansion and American nationalism."
Thwaits and Kellogg
Erected 2010 by Dafford Murals; City of Point Pleasant; Main Street Point Pleasant, Inc.; Gov. Joe Manchin, St. of West Virginia; Congresswoman Shelly Moore Capito; Federal Highway Administration's Transportation Enhancement Program; Gordon C. and Mildred
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Forts and Castles • Wars, US Indian. A significant historical year for this entry is 1774.
Location. 38° 50.571′ N, 82° 8.367′ W. Marker is in Point Pleasant, West Virginia, in Mason County. Memorial is at the intersection of Point Pleasant Biking & Walking Trail and 4th Street, on the right when traveling north on Point Pleasant Biking & Walking Trail. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 411 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. Point Pleasant (here, next to this marker); Carolin Harris (within shouting distance of this marker); Historic Lowe Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Mason County Veterans Memorial (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); “Border Grays” (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Point Pleasant.
Additional keywords. Lord Dunmore's War
Credits. This page was last revised on January 5, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 3, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 152 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on August 3, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. 2. submitted on January 5, 2022, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio.