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

Point Pleasant

 
 
Point Pleasant Marker, side one image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, September 22, 2018
1. Point Pleasant Marker, side one
Inscription.  
About 1771 was proposed as the capital of a new colony, “Vandalia.” It was visited by early explorers: La Salle, 1669; Celeron, 1749; Gist, 1750; and Washington, 1770. Daniel Boone had a trading post here.

Fort Blair was built here in 1774 and later Fort Randolph, the center of Indian activities, 1777-1778. Here are graves of “Mad Anne” Bailey, border scout, and Cornstalk, Shawnee chief, held hostage and killed here in 1777.
 
Erected 1963 by West Virginia Historic Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesColonial EraForts and CastlesSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1774.
 
Location. 38° 50.671′ N, 82° 8.291′ W. Marker is in Point Pleasant, West Virginia, in Mason County. Marker is at the intersection of 6th Street and Main Street on 6th Street. It is at the courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Point Pleasant WV 25550, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. West Virginia (Mason County) / Ohio (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.
 
Point Pleasant Marker, side two image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Nate Davidson, March 25, 2006
2. Point Pleasant Marker, side two
West Virginia / Ohio and Point Pleasant Markers image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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 Nathan Davidson of Salisbury, Maryland. This page has been viewed 817 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 3, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.   2. submitted on May 22, 2011, by Nathan Davidson of Salisbury, Maryland.   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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