Point Pleasant

a borough in E New Jersey. 17,747.

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      city, seat (1804) of Mason county, western West Virginia, U.S., on the Ohio River at the mouth of the Kanawha River, about 36 miles (58 km) northeast of Huntington. The settlement developed around Fort Blair, built in 1774, and was chartered in 1794. On October 10, 1774, the Battle of Point Pleasant was fought. At the confluence of the two rivers, General Andrew Lewis and a band of Virginia frontiersmen defeated the allied Shawnee, Delaware, Mingo, Ottawa, and others under Shawnee leader Chief Cornstalk. That victory, which allowed the settlers to inhabit the area without threat of attack, is recognized by some historians as the first battle of the American Revolution because the Native Americans were supposedly incited by the British. In 1908 the U.S. Senate recognized the claim of the Battle of Point Pleasant as the first battle of the American Revolution over the claim of Lexington, Massachusetts. Point Pleasant developed rapidly after a shipyard was built there in the 1840s.

      Battle Monument State Park contains an 85-foot (26-metre) granite obelisk that commemorates the battle. Also in the park are the log Mansion House (1796), the oldest building in the Kanawha River valley and now restored as a museum, and the graves of Chief Cornstalk and celebrated frontiers woman Ann Bailey. Manufactures now include the molding of thermoset and thermoplastic compounds. Marshall University (Marshall University) has a regional centre there. Inc. town, 1833; city, 1915. Pop. (1990) 4,996; (2000) 4,637.

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