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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Mason County, West Virginia

Clickable Map of Mason County, West Virginia and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Mason County, WV (94) Cabell County, WV (51) Jackson County, WV (25) Putnam County, WV (25) Gallia County, OH (36) Meigs County, OH (56)  MasonCounty(94) Mason County (94)  CabellCounty(51) Cabell County (51)  JacksonCounty(25) Jackson County (25)  PutnamCounty(25) Putnam County (25)  GalliaCountyOhio(36) Gallia County (36)  MeigsCounty(56) Meigs County (56)
Point Pleasant is the county seat for Mason County
Adjacent to Mason County, West Virginia
      Cabell County (51)  
      Jackson County (25)  
      Putnam County (25)  
      Gallia County, Ohio (36)  
      Meigs County, Ohio (56)  
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1West Virginia (Mason County), Apple Grove — Mercer’s Bottom / Captain John Hereford
Mercer’s Bottom. This is part of the 16,000 acre tract surveyed by order of Washington for General Hugh Mercer. Nearby are the graves of Adjutant John Hereford and Ensign John Wilson. They were officers in the Revolutionary Army. Captain . . . Map (db m125578) HM
2West Virginia (Mason County), Clifton — William H. Powell
Born 1825 in Wales, he emigrated to U.S. as a child and was working in iron industry when war erupted Commissioned captain of 2nd (West) Virginia Cavalry at Ironton, OH, and won Medal of Honor for actions at Sinking Creek Valley in . . . Map (db m124893) HM
3West Virginia (Mason County), Gallipolis Ferry — May Moore Mound
This is one of the larger burial mounds in the State. It has never been properly excavated, but was probably built by the Adena people between 500 B.C. and A.D. 1. Several smaller mounds can also be seen in this area.Map (db m125577) HM
4West Virginia (Mason County), Glenwood — Albert Gallatin JenkinsHome of a General
This was the childhood home of Albert Gallatin Jenkins. He was born in 1830 and was educated at Marshall Academy, Jefferson College, and Harvard Law School. Jenkins practiced law and served in the U.S. House of Representatives (1857-1861). When . . . Map (db m73694) HM
5West Virginia (Mason County), Glenwood — Clover Archeological Site
Clover Archeological Site has been designated a National Historic Landmark. This site possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America.Map (db m73695) HM
6West Virginia (Mason County), Glenwood — Thomas Hannan
Born 1755, died 1835. Soldier in the Revolution and the first white settler in Cabell County. Blazed trace from Saint Albans to Chilicothe which bears his name. This was the first road that came into Cabell and Mason Counties. Hannan owned . . . Map (db m125580) HM
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7West Virginia (Mason County), Lakin — “Mark Twain” Family
Samuel and Pamela Clemens, grandparents of “Mark Twain,” settled here in 1803. Samuel was accidentally killed in 1805 at a “house-raising.” Their eldest son, John Marshall, the father of “Mark Twain,” lived here until he moved West.Map (db m124904) HM
8West Virginia (Mason County), Mason — Virgil A. Lewis
Educator and historian born near West Columbia, July 6, 1848; died in Mason City, December 5, 1912; was buried in Point Pleasant. He founded the Southern Historical Magazine in 1892; was State Superintendent of Schools, 1893-97; . . . Map (db m124886) HM
9West Virginia (Mason County), Pliny — General McCausland
Home of General John McCausland, 1836–1927, one of the last officers of the general staff of the Confederate Army. He served in Pennsylvania, the Virginias, and Maryland. He led Lomax’s cavalry against Sheridan in Valley Campaign.Map (db m92555) HM
10West Virginia (Mason County), Point Pleasant — “Border Grays”
Organized at Barboursville Sept. 18, 1862, with Captain William Gunn as commander. Served with the Guyandotte Battalion until Jan. 1863, then was assigned as Company D 8th Virginia Cavalry, CSA under Col. Albert G. Jenkins.Map (db m124164) HM
11West Virginia (Mason County), Point Pleasant — “Legend of the Mothman”
On a chilly, fall night in November 1966, two young couples drove into the TNT area north of Point Pleasant, West Virginia, when they realized they were not alone. What they saw that night has evolved into one of the great mysteries of . . . Map (db m124131) HM
12West Virginia (Mason County), Point Pleasant — 1002 Main Street
John McCulloch, the son of Alexander and Mary Steenbergen McCulloch, and his wife Adelia A. Byres built their family home in 1874 he was a director of the Merchants National Bank and in 1878 was elected president of the bank. Mrs. McCulloch was a . . . Map (db m189717) HM
13West Virginia (Mason County), Point Pleasant — 1003 Main Street
This is the former home of J. M. H. Beale and his wife, Julia D. Lewis Beale. Mr. Beale was the owner of a farm eight miles south of town and was one of the most progressive farmers in the county. Mrs. Beale was a great-granddaughter of Colonel . . . Map (db m189718) HM
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14West Virginia (Mason County), Point Pleasant — 1009 Main Street
This home is believed to have been built for James Menager around 1882. Taliaferro and Margaret Stribling purchased the home in 1903 and lived here for many years. Mr. Stribling had a life-long banking career and Mrs. Stribling was a teacher in . . . Map (db m189719) HM
15West Virginia (Mason County), Point Pleasant — 105 Main Street
This monument marks the site of Fort Randolph, which was built in 1776. A replica of this fort now stands at Krodel Park.Map (db m178638) HM
16West Virginia (Mason County), Point Pleasant — 105 Third Street
This brick home was built between 1890 and 1900 for A.F. Kisar, an accomplished jeweler. The house has beautiful, hand-carved woodworks and an abundance of very ornate tile. The tile was imported from England. The basement houses a brick wine cellar . . . Map (db m178661) HM
17West Virginia (Mason County), Point Pleasant — 12 Main Street
This two-story, frame house was built around 1885 for J. H. and Margaret Stone. Mr. Stone was born and raised across the street in the "Mansion House". J. H. Stone was a ferryman who, along with his family operated ferries on both the Ohio and . . . Map (db m189708) HM
18West Virginia (Mason County), Point Pleasant — 206 Main Street
This building was built between 1886-89 for the St. Paul Methodist Episcopal Church, South. In 1942 it was sold to the Church of Christ in Christian Union. An earlier building, built in 1834 on this site was the First Methodist Church, which was the . . . Map (db m189709) HM
19West Virginia (Mason County), Point Pleasant — 207 Sixth Street
This building was built between 1883 and 1886. It was the Mercy Hospital, operated by Dr. E.J. Mossman, who came to this town in 1876. Mercy Hospital served K and M Railroad employees as well as local residents. For a while the Mossmans lived on the . . . Map (db m178676) HM
20West Virginia (Mason County), Point Pleasant — 313 Main Street
G.W.M. Hoff built a frame opera house in 1884. In 1886 he erected a brick opera house which three years later was destroyed by fire. In 1889 he rebuilt the brick structure containing an up to date opera house with a seating capacity of 800. It also . . . Map (db m125576) HM
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21West Virginia (Mason County), Point Pleasant — 330 Main Street
R. S. Bickel had this building constructed around 1875. The Merchants National Bank occupied this structure, along with Point Club rooms, until it moved across the street to the newly constructed Spencer Hotel building. The Odd Fellows acquired the . . . Map (db m125463) HM
22West Virginia (Mason County), Point Pleasant — 502 Viand Street
This church was built in 1884 and was known as the First Baptist Church. Although not the first church built in town, it is the oldest church building now standing.Map (db m189746) HM
23West Virginia (Mason County), Point Pleasant — 510 Main Street
The splendid three-story, brick building was built by Captain Joseph Hein, a native of Germany. Hein (b. 1825) came to America when he was a young man and arrived in Point Pleasant in 1877. He served with the Federal troops in the American Civil . . . Map (db m189712) HM
24West Virginia (Mason County), Point Pleasant — 615 Main Street
This home was built in 1917 for Dr. Hugh Barbee and his wife, Mary Ester. The house formerly had a side door opening for easy access to the doctor's horse and buggy. During its construction the Barbees lived in the house now located at 100 9th . . . Map (db m178663) HM
25West Virginia (Mason County), Point Pleasant — 615 Viand Street
The Methodist Episcopal Church had this building erected in 1887. In 1889, the name was changed to Trinity Methodist Episcopal Church. In 1939, St. Paul's Methodist Episcopal Church, South, united with this congregation to form Trinity . . . Map (db m189745) HM
26West Virginia (Mason County), Point Pleasant — 701 Viand Street
Judge Daniel W. Polsley and family moved here in 1865. Polsley was the only person to hold the office of Lieutenant Governor of the Reorganized State of Virginia (1861-1863) prior to the actual formation of West Virginia in 1863. Polsley served . . . Map (db m189743) HM
27West Virginia (Mason County), Point Pleasant — 704 Main Street
Carpenters Building the Lowe Hotel built this home for Captain John T. Stone and his wife, Ida in 1901. It was the first house built in the Dutch Colonial style in Point Pleasant.Map (db m178675) HM
28West Virginia (Mason County), Point Pleasant — 707 Main Street
This home was built by John Hale in 1836, in the Jenny Lynn style. Later a second floor was added and lap siding was applied. Some time after 1873 the north and south gables were added. John Hall, pres. of the First Constitutional Congress of West . . . Map (db m178670) HM
29West Virginia (Mason County), Point Pleasant — 708 Main Street
James and Elizabeth Bryan had this home built between 1876 and 1879. Everett Donham purchased the home in 1932 and did extensive renovation inside after retirement in 1959. He named the house "Eastmor", after his childhood home in Louisiana.Map (db m178674) HM
30West Virginia (Mason County), Point Pleasant — 711 Main Street
This home was about 1880 for Virginia A. Risk. the house remained in the Risk family until 1945. In 1967 the façade was changed and a large addition was added to the home.Map (db m178671) HM
31West Virginia (Mason County), Point Pleasant — 803 Main Street
This was the home of G.P. Gardner. Mr. Gardner served during the Civil War as a member of the First West Virginia Artillery. He was the owner of a local dock and sawmill. Gardner held the offices of Road Supervisor, School Commissioner, County . . . Map (db m178672) HM
32West Virginia (Mason County), Point Pleasant — 902 Main Street
The home of Judge John Warth English and Mrs. Fanny Lewis English was built in 1863. Judge English served on the West Virginia Supreme Court for 12 years. His former law office was located in rear of the house. Mrs. English was a descendant of . . . Map (db m189714) HM
33West Virginia (Mason County), Point Pleasant — 903 Main Street
The home of John Daniel and Sarah Lewis McCulloch was built in 1887. Direct descendants lived here until the death of Mrs. Jean Steenbergen Johnson in 1992, at which time Robert and Lesa Doeffinger purchased the property. Mrs. McCulloch was a . . . Map (db m189715) HM
34West Virginia (Mason County), Point Pleasant — 906 Main Street
This home was built in 1897 for Dr. Gutherie in 1913 it became the home of J. W. C. Heslop and Family. Mr. Heslop was the owner of the Point Pleasant Machine Works. This machine shop specialized in steamboat repair and the manufacture of all types . . . Map (db m189716) HM
35West Virginia (Mason County), Point Pleasant — 915 Viand Street
This is the former home of Judge George and Livia Simpson Poffenbarger, Mrs. Poffenbarger organized the Colonel Charles Lewis Chapter of the D.A.R. The chapter first met in this home in February 1901. Mrs. Poffenbarger is credited with getting . . . Map (db m189738) HM
36West Virginia (Mason County), Point Pleasant — American Legion Murals
[The mural features 3 panels:] The USS West Virginia SSBN - 736 American Legion For God and Country All gave some - Some gave all U.S. Navy U.S. Coast Guard United States Marine Corps U.S. Air Force U.S. . . . Map (db m178660) WM
37West Virginia (Mason County), Point Pleasant — Andrew & Charles Lewis March
The nearby highway is part of route traversing W. Va. from Lewisburg to Point Pleasant memorialized by the state to commemorate the march of the American Colonial army of 1,200 men led by Andrew & Charles Lewis. After a month’s march this army . . . Map (db m124127) HM
38West Virginia (Mason County), Point Pleasant — Ann BaileyHeroine of the Frontier
Here lies “Mad Ann” Bailey, heroine of the Virginia frontier. Ann Hennis came to Virginia at age 19. She married Richard Trotter who was killed at the Battle of Point Pleasant on October 10, 1774. “Mad Ann” dressed in buckskins and galloped off . . . Map (db m23878) HM
39West Virginia (Mason County), Point Pleasant — Boone’s Trading Post
Daniel Boone, noted scout and Indian fighter, operated trading post here, 1790. He was scout for General Lewis enroute to Point Pleasant, 1774. Named County Lieutenant for Kanawha and served in the Virginia General Assembly.Map (db m124124) HM
40West Virginia (Mason County), Point Pleasant — Carolin Harris1942 - 2016
Carolin Harris was the owner and proprietor of Harris Steak House, which later became know as the "Mothman Diner." She was like a mother to all, always smiling when she greeted her patrons. The highlight for many was when she took time from . . . Map (db m178629) HM
41West Virginia (Mason County), Point Pleasant — Chief Cornstalk1727–1777
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 . . . Map (db m20790) HM
42West Virginia (Mason County), Point Pleasant — Chief Cornstalk
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 . . . Map (db m189569) HM
43West Virginia (Mason County), Point Pleasant — Col. Charles Lewis
Col. Charles Lewis 1736 - 1774 Killed in BattleMap (db m178632) WM
44West Virginia (Mason County), Point Pleasant — Colonel Andrew Lewis1720 - 1781
Born October 9, 1720, in County Donegal, Ireland. The second son of John and Margaret Lynn Lewis. He served in the early campaigns on the American frontier. Wounded at Fort Necessity in 1754. Commanded the Big Sandy Expedition in 1756. With Forbes . . . Map (db m20791) HM
45West Virginia (Mason County), Point Pleasant — Corner of Sixth and Main Street
This three-story, brick structure was built in 1901 for Drs. Andrew and Hugh Barbee, father and son. The first floor housed the post office, the second the doctors' offices and the third, the masonic hall. Dr. Andrew came to Pt. Pleasant in 1868 to . . . Map (db m178662) HM
46West Virginia (Mason County), Point Pleasant — Corner of Sixth and Viand Street
This site was at one time the muster ground for the state militia and the soldiers of the Civil War. On January 26, 1891, the doors of Central School opened to all white children living in town. Due to increased enrollment, a cement block building . . . Map (db m178683) HM
47West Virginia (Mason County), Point Pleasant — Daniel Haymond Polsley
Born 1803 in Palatine, Polsley was a noted lawyer and publisher of the Western Transcript in Wellsburg until he moved to Mason County in 1845. A delegate to the Wheeling conventions, Polsley served in the Restored Government of Virginia . . . Map (db m125301) HM
48West Virginia (Mason County), Point Pleasant — Dr. Jesse Bennett
Grave and home (½ mile W.) of Dr. Jesse Bennett, whose Caesarean operation on his wife, 1794, was the first in America. Bennett, colonel of Virginia Militia, 1804–1814, refused to aid Blennerhassett and Burr in their ambitious plan.Map (db m189553) HM
49West Virginia (Mason County), Point Pleasant — Early Graves
In Point Pleasant Cemetery are graves of John Roush and John Roseberry, Revolutionary War soldiers, Major Andres Waggener, hero of Craney Island in the War of 1812, and others who were prominent in early history.Map (db m125047) HM
50West Virginia (Mason County), Point Pleasant — Fort Randolph: Safety and ControlRivers to Ridges Heritage Trail
Protecting the Frontier In 1754, Colonel George Washington ordered the Virginia regiment to construct a line of forts from the Potomac River to North Carolina along the Appalachian Mountains. Settlers hoped these forts would protect them . . . Map (db m178694) HM
51West Virginia (Mason County), Point Pleasant — Fort Robinson
Near here stood the blockhouse built by Captain Isaac Robinson in 1794. Indians attacked the fort soon after its erection but the little garrison drove them away. Robinson spent 12 years as an Indian captive and was a noted border scout.Map (db m125014) HM
52West Virginia (Mason County), Point Pleasant — French Leaden PlateWashed out at Point Pleasant 1849, Planted 1749.
Original French Version: Lan 1749 du règne de Louis XV Roy de France nous Céloron commandant d’un détachement envoie par monsieur le Mis de la Galissoniere commandant général de la Nouvelle France pour rétablir la tranquillité dans . . . Map (db m42653) HM
53West Virginia (Mason County), Point Pleasant — French Oak
Citizens of France sent the "Merci Train" to America in 1949, in appreciation for the supplies and helpt they received during and after World War II. A boxcar of gifts was sent to every state. Among the gifts sent to West Virginia were oak . . . Map (db m178633) HM
54West Virginia (Mason County), Point Pleasant — French OakWest Virginia Federation of Women's Clubs
French oak grown in West Virginia from seed brought by the French Merci Train in 1949 transplanted in 1984.Map (db m178634) HM
55West Virginia (Mason County), Point Pleasant — George Rogers Clark
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 historyMap (db m124201) HM
56West Virginia (Mason County), Point Pleasant — Gold Star Mothers
In honor of West Virginia Gold Star mothers who suffered the loss of a son or daughter while serving in our Armed Forces for the enduring freedom of these United States of America from the American Revolutionary War to present day May God, . . . Map (db m178685) WM
57West Virginia (Mason County), Point Pleasant — Gordon C. and Mildred R. Jackson Foundation
Gordon and Mildred Jackson were responsible for the creation of a foundation that benefits charitable, scientific and educational pursuits in Mason County. The Jacksons became residents of 615 Main in early 1960. Mr. Jackson died in 1986 and Mrs. . . . Map (db m178667) HM
58West Virginia (Mason County), Point Pleasant — Historic Lowe HotelCorner of Fourth and Main Street
The Mutual Realty Company had this Cleveland berea stone and red brick building erected and was named The Spencer Hotel in honor of Honorable J. S. Spencer as an enduring monument. The doors were opened to the Spencer Hotel in 1904. A barbershop, . . . Map (db m125461) HM
59West Virginia (Mason County), Point Pleasant — Historic Point Pleasant
Scene of first battle, American Revolution, Oct. 10, 1774. Site of Washington’s Camp, 1770. Site of Fort Randolph, 1776Map (db m124167) HM
60West Virginia (Mason County), Point Pleasant — John Hall
Born 1805 in Ireland but moved to Mason County as a child. He served as sheriff and in both houses of Virginia legislature. Delegate to the first Wheeling convention, he was elected president of the first constitutional convention, serving 1861-62 . . . Map (db m125016) HM
61West Virginia (Mason County), Point Pleasant — Kellian V. Whaley
Born May 6, 1821, Whaley served as a Union recruiter and colonel in the 9th WV Volunteer Infantry. He was captured November 10, 1861, in Guyandotte during the battle there but escaped. First elected to the U.S. Congress in 1861, in 1863 he became . . . Map (db m125031) HM
62West Virginia (Mason County), Point Pleasant — Korean and Vietnam Wars Memorial
In memory of the veterans of Mason County during the Korean and Viet Nam Wars May we always be grateful for their sacrifices and love for our great nationMap (db m178684) WM
63West Virginia (Mason County), Point Pleasant — Liberty Tree
Symbolic of the original in Boston Mass dedicated to honor the colonial patriots who fought for our freedomMap (db m178631) WM
64West Virginia (Mason County), Point Pleasant — Livia S. Poffenbarger
Livia Nye Simpson, born 1 March 1862, was among youngest female publishers in US with purchase of the Point Pleasant State Gazette in 1888. Organized a DAR chapter in 1901; lobbied for state purchase of Point Pleasant battlefield; and . . . Map (db m125330) HM
65West Virginia (Mason County), Point Pleasant — Lord Dunmore's WarAmerican Beginning
Lord Dunmore's War was, in a sense, a focal point in Western history. Here were gathered in either wing of the army the men, who by dint of daring enterprise, had made their way to the frontier and had carried American institutions across the . . . Map (db m178628) HM WM
66West Virginia (Mason County), Point Pleasant — Mason County Jail Explosion Memorial
In memory of the three officers who gave their lives in the line of duty. Mason County Jail Explosion March 2, 1976
Happy he, who dares courageously to defend what he loves. Ovid
Elvin E. Wedge . . . Map (db m178687) HM
67West Virginia (Mason County), Point Pleasant — Mason County Memorial Park
In honor of Mason Countians who have made the supreme sacrifice for our country In memory of the 46 who lost their lives in the Silver Bridge Disaster Dec. 15, 1967Map (db m178682) HM WM
68West Virginia (Mason County), Point Pleasant — Mason County Veterans Memorial
In honor of all Mason County veteransMap (db m189710) WM
69West Virginia (Mason County), Point Pleasant — Pioneer Cemetery900 Block Viand Street
Early settlers are buried here. Among those interred is Dr. Jesse Bennett, the first physician to perform a successful caesarian section in America in 1794. The patient was his wife. Dr. Bennett's coffin and 14-foot monument were relocated to . . . Map (db m189741) HM
70West Virginia (Mason County), Point Pleasant — Point Pleasant
About 1771 was proposed as the capital of a new colony, “Vandalia.” It was visited by early explorers: La Salle, 1669; Celeron, 1749; Gist, 1750; and Washington, 1770. Daniel Boone had a trading post here. Fort Blair was built . . . Map (db m42651) HM
71West Virginia (Mason County), Point Pleasant — Point Pleasant
The city of Point Pleasant is located at the confluence of the Ohio and Kanawha Rivers. It is one of the oldest cities along the river. The city was first named by George Washington in 1770. While surveying the area, he named the point of land . . . Map (db m178603) HM
72West Virginia (Mason County), Point Pleasant — Point Pleasant - Henderson Bridge
The above plaque is from the original Shadle Bridge. This monument will serve to link the past with the present.Map (db m189707) HM
73West Virginia (Mason County), Point Pleasant — Point Pleasant Battle / War of 1812
Point Pleasant Battle. 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 . . . Map (db m42652) HM
74West Virginia (Mason County), Point Pleasant — Point Pleasant River MuseumCorner of First and Main Streets
Mitchell first established this building in the mercantile business with a specialty for supplies. There has been a business on this spot since that time. The Point Pleasant River Museum was established in 2003 with a focus on the history, the lore . . . Map (db m178636) HM
75West Virginia (Mason County), Point Pleasant — Revolutionary SoldiersBuried in Mason County, West Virginia — Graves Known and Unknown Outside Tu-Endie-Wei Park —
In memory of Revolutionary Soldiers buried in Mason County, West Virginia. Graves known and unknown outside Tu-Endie-Wei Park. Akerd (Eckerd) Andrew • Aleshite (Aleshire), John C. • Arbuckle, William • Bumgardner, David • Bryan, James . . . Map (db m125375) HM
76West Virginia (Mason County), Point Pleasant — Sam Littlepage
Charleston, W.Va., native and one of only three Mountaineer boxers to win a national championship in the history of the program (1933-50) … captured the 1938 national title at 165 pounds and helped WVU earn a three-way tie of the national team title . . . Map (db m178680) HM
77West Virginia (Mason County), Point Pleasant — Seventh Street
This was the battle line for the Battle of Point Pleasant, October 10, 1774. Chief Cornstalk's camp was north near Oldtown Creek. General Andrew Lewis' camp was south, at what is now known as Tu-Endie-Wei State Park.Map (db m126433) HM
78West Virginia (Mason County), Point Pleasant — Silver Bridge Collapse
Constructed in 1928, connected Point Pleasant and Kanauga, OH. Name credited to aluminum-colored paint used. First eye-bar suspension bridge of its type in the U.S. Rush hour collapse on 15 December 1967, resulted in 31 vehicles falling into the . . . Map (db m124202) HM
79West Virginia (Mason County), Point Pleasant — Silver Bridge Collapse and Creation of National Bridge Inspection Standards (NBIS)Point Pleasant, West Virginia — National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark —
On December 15, 1967 at 4:58 pm, the 39-year-old Silver Bridge suddenly collapsed into the Ohio River during heavy rush hour and holiday season traffic. Forty-six lives were tragically lost. The cause of the collapse was a single hairline crack in a . . . Map (db m189713) HM
80West Virginia (Mason County), Point Pleasant — Site of Fort Randolph
Site of Fort Randolph 1776Map (db m178639) HM
81West Virginia (Mason County), Point Pleasant — Site of Silver Bridge Collapse
Site of Silver Bridge Collapse when 46 lives were lost Dec. 15, 1967 Mayor John C. Musgrave City Clerk Patty Burdette City Council Jack L. Fowler • Harry N. Rhodes Russell V. Holland • Leonard F. Riffle Howard Lee Miller . . . Map (db m42654) HM
82West Virginia (Mason County), Point Pleasant — Str. Weber W. Sebald
Built as Str. John W. Weeks, 1927, Dubuque Boat & Boiler Co.Map (db m178637) HM
83West Virginia (Mason County), Point Pleasant — The Battle of Point PleasantThe Chief Event of Lord Dunmore's War — Point Pleasant Battle Monument —
[Front Plaque, Facing East.] This monument was erected in the year 1909 in commemoration of the Battle of Point Pleasant, fought at the mouth of the Great Kanawha River, now in West Virginia, October 10, 1774. Between twelve hundred and . . . Map (db m22553) HM
84West Virginia (Mason County), Point Pleasant — The Magazine
[Top Inscription on Marker] Dedicated to those militiamen who were buried in the magazine and the surrounding battlefield on OCTOBER 11, 1774 Col. Charles Lewis, Col. John Field, Capt. Thomas Buford, Cpt. Robert McClenachan, . . . Map (db m20797) HM
85West Virginia (Mason County), Point Pleasant — The Mansion House
The “Mansion House” was built in 1796 by Walter Newman for a tavern. It was the first hewn log house in the Kanawha Valley and was made entirely by hand. Later it was enlarged and in 1901 the Daughters of the American Revolution aided by . . . Map (db m125374) HM
86West Virginia (Mason County), Point Pleasant — The Mansion House
Built in 1796 by Walter Newman as a tavern, it is currently a museum. This was the first hewn log house in the county and was used as an inn, residence, and a place of public entertainment. Because of its then splendid proportions, it was called the . . . Map (db m178635) HM
87West Virginia (Mason County), Point Pleasant — The Ohio River: A Contested Frontier, 1754-1794Rivers to Ridges Heritage Trail
One Land, Many Competitors: Bountiful and beautiful described the land around the Ohio River. Many American Indian tribes lived here and desired to protect their ways of using the land. While relying on the hunting prowess of Indians to . . . Map (db m178692) HM
88West Virginia (Mason County), Point Pleasant — The Sallie Marmet Anchor
In August of 1925, while steaming into the port of Cincinnati, the boat Sallie Marmet hit and sunk on this anchor. The anchor was then raised by diver Tom McGuffin and brought to Point Pleasant, where it was placed against the park flagpole . . . Map (db m125418) HM
89West Virginia (Mason County), Point Pleasant — War of 1812
On October 20, 1812, the western Virginia Brigade of Militia under command of General Joel Leftwich, embarked here for the Ohio frontier to join the Northwestern Army for service in the Second War with England.Map (db m20795) HM
90West Virginia (Mason County), Point Pleasant — Water Panther Stone(A Petroglyph)
Believed to have been a Shawnee altar stone made by the Water Panther Clan, which was Cornstalk's Clan, this stone was found at nearby Leon, WV, at 10-Mile Creek. The spiral shape of the tail is believed to represent the whirlpools that were in the . . . Map (db m178630) HM
91West Virginia (Mason County), Point Pleasant — West Virginia (Mason County) / Ohio
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 . . . Map (db m42650) HM
92West Virginia (Mason County), Point Pleasant — World War I Memorial
To the memory of all men of Mason County, West Virginia who made the supreme sacrifice in the World WarMap (db m178688) HM
93West Virginia (Mason County), Point Pleasant — World War II Memorial
In memory of the men of Mason County who made the supreme sacrifice in World War II Mason County men that gave their lives in World War II Samuel W. Balch • Zallie Barnett • Charles P. Barnette • Earl W. Boyer • James P. Byus • . . . Map (db m178704) WM
94West Virginia (Mason County), Southside — Putnam County / Mason County
Putnam County. Formed in 1848 from Cabell, Mason and Kanawha. Named for Gen. Israel Putnam, a Revolutionary War hero. The county is cut by trails made by American bison to the Ohio River. Its oldest town, Buffalo is named for them. Mason . . . Map (db m178695) HM
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Dec. 6, 2022