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Powhatan Point in Belmont County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

George Washington

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, November 2, 2014
1. George Washington Marker
Inscription.  On his journey down the Ohio River, Wednesday, October 24, 1770 noted in his diary "at the mouth of it (Captina Creek) we came abt 3 o'clock in the afternoon, and finding nobody there, we agreed to camp." Camped on return trip November 14 just above the creek.
 
Erected by Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraExplorationWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #01 George Washington, and the George Washington Slept Here series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is October 24, 1794.
 
Location. 39° 51.673′ N, 80° 48.244′ W. Marker is in Powhatan Point, Ohio, in Belmont County. Marker can be reached from Railroad Avenue 0.2 miles south of Mellott Street. Marker is located in park by Captina Creek. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Powhatan Point OH 43942, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Powhatan Point (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Coal Industry at Powhatan Point / Powhatan Disaster, 1944 (approx. ¼ mile away);
George Washington Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, November 2, 2014
2. George Washington Marker
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Washington's Land (approx. 2½ miles away in West Virginia); Zachary Taylor (approx. 4.1 miles away in West Virginia); Rosby’s Rock (approx. 4.7 miles away in West Virginia); West Virginia Penitentiary (approx. 5 miles away in West Virginia); Grave Creek Mound (approx. 5 miles away in West Virginia); Moundsville / Capt. James Harrod (approx. 5 miles away in West Virginia). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Powhatan Point.
 
Powhatan Point Border sign image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, November 2, 2014
3. Powhatan Point Border sign
George Washington camped here October 24 and November 14, 1770
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 29, 2019. It was originally submitted on November 2, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 612 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 2, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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