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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…
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…
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; first
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…
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
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.