Tu-Endie-Wei State Park

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Tu-Endie-Wei State Park
Point Pleasant monument.jpg
Monument to the Battle of Point Pleasant that is the focal point of Tu-Endie-Wei State Park
Map showing the location of Tu-Endie-Wei State Park
Map showing the location of Tu-Endie-Wei State Park
Location of Tu-Endie-Wei State Park in West Virginia
LocationMason, West Virginia, United States
Coordinates38°50′21″N 82°08′27″W / 38.83917°N 82.14083°W / 38.83917; -82.14083Coordinates: 38°50′21″N 82°08′27″W / 38.83917°N 82.14083°W / 38.83917; -82.14083
Area4 acres (1.6 ha)
Elevation541 ft (165 m)
Established1901-10-10[2]
Websitewvstateparks.com/park/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.[3]

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.[4] 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.[5]

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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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tu-Endie-Wei State Park". Protected Planet. IUCN. Retrieved 30 April 2018.
  2. ^ Where People and Nature Meet: A History of the West Virginia State Parks. Charleston, West Virginia: Pictorial Histories Publishing Company. April 1988. ISBN 0-933126-91-3.
  3. ^ Tu-Endie-Wei State Park web site, accessed July 20, 2006
  4. ^ Battle of Point Pleasant, First Battle of the American Revolution, Livia Nye Simpson Poffenbarger,1909, web site reproduction, accessed July 20, 2006. Archived April 21, 2006, at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ "Manufactured History": Re-Fighting the Battle of Point Pleasant, J. WV History, Volume 56 (1997), pp. 76-87. (Article considers the historical debate regarding the claim that the Battle of Point Pleasant was a battle of the American Revolutionary War.)

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