Tu-Endie State Park - Point Pleasant
Tu-Endie-Wei Point Pleasant Battle monument -- At the junction of the Ohio and Kanawha Rivers stands this monument which commemorates the frontiersmen who fought and died at the Battle of Point Pleasant. This battle was fought with Chief Cornstalk on October 10,1774, and is recognized as the decisive engagement in a proactive series of Indian wars. The name "Tu-Endie-Wei" is a Wyandotte word meaning "point between two waters."
100 years -- The Point Pleasant Battlefield Monument was erected on October 10,1909 as a tribute to a battle fought on this same date in 1774. To learn about the battle along the banks of the Ohio River and about history preserved at Tu-Endie-Wei State Park click on "The Battle" page or come visit the area and its history.
If you go to Point Pleasant, located in the southern end of the town the four acre Tu-Endie-Wei State Park commemorates the 1774 Battle of Point Pleasant. At the park's centerpiece is an 84-foot granite obelisk that honors the Virginia militiamen who gave their lives during the battle. There are smaller memorial tablets in the park dedicated to Cornstalk and to "Mad" Anne baily whose mad exploits in thwarting the Indians earned her the nickname, after her first husband, Richard Trotter, was killed in the battle.
The Mansion House Museum is the oldest hewn log house in the Kanawha Valley erected in 1796 by Walter Newman as a tavern. It features displays of antiques and heirlooms of the era, including a large square piano believed to be one of the first brought over the Alleghenies. The Colonel Charles Lewis Chapter, N.S. Daughters of the American Revolution, maintains the Mansion House Museum and uses it for a chapter house as well.
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