Chief Cornstalk

Chief Cornstalk (HMDP1)

Location: Point Pleasant, WV 25550 Mason County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 50.384', W 82° 8.457'

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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.
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HM NumberHMDP1
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Date Added Friday, October 10th, 2014 at 11:07pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 400979 N 4299610
Decimal Degrees38.83973333, -82.14095000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 50.384', W 82° 8.457'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 50' 23.04" N, 82° 8' 27.42" W
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Area Code(s)304
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100 1st St, Point Pleasant WV 25550, US
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