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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 Governmen…
Dr. Jesse Bennett. Grave and home (½ mile west) 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 ambi…
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 …
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.
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.
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…
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 r…
From the Kanawha's mouth in May, 1778, George Rodgers 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
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.
Scene of first battle, American Revolution, Oct. 10, 1774. Site of Washington's Camp, 1770. Site of Fort Randolph, 1776