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

Point Pleasant Battle

 
 
Point Pleasant Battle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Nate Davidson, March 25, 2006
1. Point Pleasant Battle Marker
Inscription. Here, Oct. 10, 1774, General Andrew Lewis and a thousand Virginia riflemen defeated the federated Indian tribes led by Cornstalk. Known as the "first battle of the Revolution." It was the most important battle between Indians and whites.
 
Erected 1963 by West Virginia Historic Commission.
 
Location. 38° 50.333′ N, 82° 8.418′ W. Marker is in Point Pleasant, West Virginia, in Mason County. Marker is on South Main Street. Touch for map. Located near the Point Pleasant Memorial Park. 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. War of 1812 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Magazine (within shouting distance of this marker); The Battle of Point Pleasant (within shouting distance of this marker); West Virginia (Mason County) (within shouting distance of this marker); Colonel Andrew Lewis (within shouting distance of this marker); Ann Bailey (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); French Leaden Plate (about 300 feet away); Point Pleasant (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Point Pleasant.
 
Categories. Colonial EraNative AmericansPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 22, 2011, by Nate Davidson of Salisbury, Maryland. This page has been viewed 558 times since then and 30 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on May 22, 2011, by Nate Davidson of Salisbury, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
 
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