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Point Pleasant in Mason County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Chief Cornstalk

 
 
Chief Cornstalk Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 9, 2009
1. Chief Cornstalk Marker
Close-up view of the historical marker related text, regarding Chief Cornstalk.
Inscription. In this monument rests the remains of Keigh-tugh-qua, better known as Cornstalk to the early settlers and frontiersman. Chief Cornstalk was well known and respected by the white settlers and Indian tribes of the Ohio Valley. As chief of the Shawnees and head of the Northwestern Confederated Tribes, Cornstalk decided to make peace with the white man. However, he was forced to lead the attack on the "Long Knives" at the Battle of Point Pleasant on October 10, 1774. Although he survived the battle he died just three years later.
 
Location. 38° 50.384′ N, 82° 8.457′ W. Marker is in Point Pleasant, West Virginia, in Mason County. Marker is on Main Street 0 miles west of 1st Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. This historical marker is just one of several historical markers that are situated at the Point Pleasant Battlefield State Park, in downtown Point Pleasant, West Virginia. The park itself is located on the east side of the Kanawha River at the point of its confluence with the Ohio River. 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. Ann Bailey (within shouting distance of this marker); Colonel Andrew Lewis (within shouting distance
Chief Cornstalk Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 9, 2009
2. Chief Cornstalk Marker
View of the historical marker in the left foreground with the nearby Memorial Monument for the Point Pleasant Battlefield in the right background.
of this marker); The Battle of Point Pleasant (within shouting distance of this marker); West Virginia (within shouting distance of this marker); Point Pleasant (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Magazine (about 300 feet away); War of 1812 (about 300 feet away); Point Pleasant Battle (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Point Pleasant.
 
Also see . . .
1. Hokolesqua, Also known as Cornstalk. This link is published and made available by, "Ohio History Central," an online encyclopedia of Ohio History. (Submitted on July 13, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

2. Battle of Point Pleasant. This link is published and made available by, "Ohio History Central," an online encyclopedia of Ohio History. (Submitted on July 13, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

3. Lord Dunmore's War. This link is published and made available by, "Ohio History Central," an online encyclopedia of Ohio History. (Submitted on July 13, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraMilitaryNative AmericansNotable PersonsWars, US Indian
 
Chief Cornstalk Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 9, 2009
3. Chief Cornstalk Marker
Gravestone of Chief Cornstalk, with view of the Ohio River in the background.
Chief Cornstalk Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 9, 2009
4. Chief Cornstalk Marker
The inscription on Chief Cornstalk's gravestone.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 13, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,915 times since then and 88 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 13, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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