Tu-Endie-Wei State Park

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Tu-Endie-Wei State Park

West Virginia

(304) 675-0869

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Overview

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."

Map of Tu-Endie-Wei (WV)

Latitude, Longitude: 38.839758, -82.140033

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Activities

  • Historic Sites

    Located in the southern end of the town of Point Pleasant (#1 Main St.), the four-acre Tu-Endie-Wei State Park commemorates the 1774 engagement. The park's centerpiece is an 84-foot granite obelisk that honors the Virginia militiamen who gave their lives during the battle, while the statue of a frontiersman stands at the base. Smaller memorial tablets in the park are dedicated to Cornstalk and to "Mad" Anne Bailey whose "mad" exploits in thwarting the Indians earned her the nickname, after her first husband, Richard Trotter, was killed in the battle. Another interesting marker rests on the spot where Pierre Joseph de Celoron de Blainville, A French explorer, buried a leaden plate in 1749, claiming the land for his country.

    Located on the park is the Mansion House. Erected in 1796 by Walter Newman as a tavern, it is the oldest, hewn log house in the Kanawha Valley. Preserved as a museum, 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. Two bedrooms are furnished with authentic four-poster beds that are more than 150 years old.

    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.

Directions

Driving

Located in west central West Virginia, Pt. Pleasant lies one mile north of junction US 35 and WV 2 or at the intersection of WV routes 62 and 2 in Mason County.

The park itself is just west of this intersection at #1 main St.

Phone Numbers

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(304) 675-0869

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