Tu-Endie-Wei State Park

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Coordinates: 38°50′21″N 82°08′27″W / 38.83917°N 82.14083°W / 38.83917; -82.14083
Tu-Endie-Wei State Park
West Virginia State Park
Point Pleasant monument.jpg
Monument to the Battle of Point Pleasant that is the focal point of Tu-Endie-Wei State Park
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Mason
Elevation 541 ft (164.9 m)
Coordinates 38°50′21″N 82°08′27″W / 38.83917°N 82.14083°W / 38.83917; -82.14083
Area 4 acres (1.6 ha)
Dedicated 1901-10-10 [1]
 - Acquired 1956 [1]
Owner West Virginia Division of Natural Resources
Nearest city Point Pleasant, West Virginia
Location of Tu-Endie-Wei State Park in West Virginia
Website: Tu-Endie-Wei State Park

Tu-Endie-Wei State Park is located at the confluence of the Kanawha River and the Ohio River in downtown Point Pleasant, West Virginia. The park commemorates the Battle of Point Pleasant, fought between the settler militia of Virginia and the forces of Shawnee Chief Cornstalk on October 10, 1774. The militia victory by the settlers weakened the alliance between native forces and the British and freed up settlers from western Virginia to cross the Allegheny Mountains and join in the American Revolutionary War.

The name "Tu-Endie-Wei" refers to the Wyandot Indian phrase meaning "the point between two waters" in English.[2]

The Battle of Point Pleasant has been recognized as the first battle of the American Revolutionary War by the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution.[3] Female descendants of battle veterans are allowed to join the D.A.R. The historical debate about the first battle claim may not yet be resolved.[4]

Mansion House Museum[edit]

The 1796 Mansion House is historic house museum originally used as a tavern. The Colonel Charles Lewis Chapter, N.S. Daughters of the American Revolution operates the Mansion House Museum on a seasonal basis.

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