Point Pleasant in Mason County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
George Rogers Clark
Location. 38° 50.65′ N, 82° 8.241′ W. Marker is in Point Pleasant, West Virginia, in Mason County. Marker is at the intersection of Viand Street (West Virginia Route 62) and 6th Street, on the right when traveling south on Viand Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Point Pleasant WV 25550, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. West Virginia / Ohio (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Point Pleasant (about 300 feet away); Site of Silver Bridge Collapse (about 300 feet away); Silver Bridge Collapse (about 300 feet away); Daniel Haymond Polsley (about 500 feet away); Seventh Street (about 600 feet away); “Border Grays” (about 600 feet away); Historic Lowe Hotel (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Point Pleasant.
Regarding George Rogers Clark. The “Kanawha’s mouth” is right here in Point Pleasant, where that river joins the Ohio. Vicennes and Kaskaskia are in Illinois.
Also see . . . Wikipedia entry for George Rogers Clark. “In July 1778, Clark led the Illinois Regiment of the Virginia State Forces of about 175 men and crossed the Ohio River at Fort Massac and marched to Kaskaskia, capturing it on the night of July 4 without firing their weapons. The next day, Captain Joseph Bowman and his company captured Cahokia in a similar fashion without firing a shot. The garrison at Vincennes along the Wabash River surrendered to Clark in August. Several other villages and British forts were subsequently captured, after most of the French-speaking and Indian inhabitants refused to take up arms on behalf of the British.” (Submitted on October 3, 2018.)
Categories. • War, US Revolutionary •
Credits. This page was last revised on October 3, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 3, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 50 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 3, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.