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

George Rogers Clark

 
 
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By J. J. Prats, September 22, 2018
1. George Rogers Clark Marker
Inscription. From the Kanawha’s mouth in May, 1778, George Rogers Clark set out to attack the British at Vicennes and Kaskaskia. The conquest of the Northwest by his little army of 175 men is ranked among the greatest exploits of all history
 
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); “Border Grays” (about 600 feet away); Historic Point Pleasant (about 700 feet away); “Legend of the Mothman” (about 700 feet away); Early Graves (approx. ¼ mile 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.
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By J. J. Prats, September 22, 2018
2. George Rogers Clark Marker

 
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
 
George Rogers Clark (1752–1818) image. Click for full size.
Oil by Matthew Harris Jouett, via Wikipedia Commons, 1825
3. George Rogers Clark (1752–1818)
“Conqueror of the Old Northwest” “Hannibal of the West” “Washington of the West” “Father of Louisville”
March to Vicennes image. Click for full size.
Illustration by Frederick Coffay Yohn, via Wikipedia Commons
4. March to Vicennes
 
 
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 34 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 3, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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