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

West Virginia (Mason County) / Ohio

 
 
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By Nate Davidson, March 25, 2006
1. West Virginia Marker
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West Virginia
(Mason County)
"The Mountain State" - western part of the Commonwealth of Virginia until June 20, 1863. Settled by the Germans and Scotch-Irish. It became a line of defense between the English and French during the French and Indian War, 1754-1763.

Ohio
Named for the river, called by the Iroquois the “Beautiful River.” visited by LaSalle in 1769-1770. Once part of the Northwest Territory. Settled at Marietta, 1788. Admitted to the Union, 1803. Home of 8 United States Presidents.
 
Erected 1964 by West Virginia Historic Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraPolitical SubdivisionsWar, French and Indian. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list. A significant historical date for this entry is June 20, 1907.
 
Location. 38° 50.67′ N, 82° 8.291′ W. Marker is in Point Pleasant, West Virginia, in Mason County. Marker is at the intersection of 6th Street
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By J. J. Prats, September 22, 2018
2. West Virginia Marker
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and Main Street on 6th Street. At the courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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); Site of Silver Bridge Collapse (a few steps from this marker); Silver Bridge Collapse (a few steps from this marker); 207 Sixth Street (within shouting distance of this marker); World War II Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Sam Littlepage (within shouting distance of this marker); Corner of Sixth and Main Street (within shouting distance of this marker); World War I Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Point Pleasant.
 
More about this marker. This marker was originally installed at the approach to the Silver Bridge.
 
West Virginia / Ohio and Point Pleasant Markers image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 22, 2018
3. West Virginia / Ohio and Point Pleasant Markers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 8, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 22, 2011, by Nate Davidson of Salisbury, Maryland. This page has been viewed 525 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on May 22, 2011, by Nate Davidson of Salisbury, Maryland.   2, 3. submitted on October 2, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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