Point Pleasant is a city with a rich history and mysterious happenings, dating back to the 1770s. Explore the timeline below for a glimpse into the past!
City was first settled along the banks of the Ohio and Kanawha rivers, although not yet officially chartered.
On October 10th the “Battle of Point Pleasant” occurred between the Shawnee Chief Cornstalk and General Andrew Lewis. A monument located in Tu-Endie-Wei State Park commemorates this battle.
Chief Cornstalk and his son travel to Fort Randolph to discuss peace between their tribe and the settlers. They were captured and killed, and it is believed that Chief Cornstalk laid a curse upon the land as he was slain.
Mason County splits off from Kanawha County, and the city officially becomes “Point Pleasant.”
Tu-Endie-Wei State Park was established.
First sighting of the Mothman occurs by a young couple near the TNT Area.
The Silver Bridge, which connected Point Pleasant to Gallipolis, Ohio, collapses killing 46 people. This tragedy led to extensive bridge inspections across the country.
The Silver Memorial Bridge was built to replace the previous bridge and to honor those who lost their lives that day.
– This information was obtained through the Department of West Virginia Arts, Culture and History & state archives. –
Learn Our History
There’s history around every corner. See it come to life by visiting the monument at Tu-Endie-Wei State Park or rumored home of the Mothman, the TNT area.