Point Pleasant in Mason County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
West Virginia / Ohio
(Mason County) /
West Virginia (Mason County). "The Mountain State" - western part of the Commonwealth of Virginia until June 20, 1863. Settled by the Germans and Scotch-Irish. It became a line of defense between the English and French during the French and Indian War, 1754-1763.
Ohio. Named for the river, called by the Iroquois the “Beautiful River.” visited by LaSalle in 1769-1770. Once part of the Northwest Territory. Settled at Marietta, 1788. Admitted to the Union, 1803. Home of 8 United States Presidents.
Erected 1964 by West Virginia Historic Commission.
Location. 38° 50.67′ 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. Touch for map. At the courthouse. 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. Point Pleasant (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); George Rogers Clark (about 300 feet away, measured Daniel Haymond Polsley (about 500 feet away); Historic Lowe Hotel (about 700 feet away); “Legend of the Mothman” (about 700 feet away); “Border Grays” (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Point Pleasant.
More about this marker. This marker was originally installed at the approach to the Silver Bridge.
Categories. • Colonial Era • Political Subdivisions • War, French and Indian •
Credits. This page was last revised on October 2, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 22, 2011, by Nate Davidson of Salisbury, Maryland. This page has been viewed 412 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on May 22, 2011, by Nate Davidson of Salisbury, Maryland. 2, 3. submitted on October 2, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.