THE Treaty of Aiz-la-Chapelle of 1748, like its predecessors, at Ryswick and Utrecht fafled to settle the vital question between the rival claimants of North America. A commission of two Englishmen and two Frenchmen sat in Paris for many months after this treaty was signed, endeavoring to adjust the French-English boundaries in America; but they...more
Here at the confluence of the Kanawha and Ohio Rivers, the bloody, day long battle of Point Pleasant was fought. On 10-10-1774, Col Andrew Lewis and 1,100 va militiamen decisively defeated a like number of indians led by the Shawnee Chieftan Cornstalk.Considered a landmark in frontier history, some consider the battle to be the first of the...more
This is just a beautiful scene from the Point of the Park..The Kanawha River which flows into Charleston (the capital) ends/flows into the Ohio River at this point..very pretty and there are picnic tables located near this scene also.Tu-Endie-Wei is the Wyandotte Indian phrase that means.."the point between two waters". The battle raged here all...more
Cornstalk abided by this treaty for the remainder of his life. Most Shawnees did not. By 1777, the Shawnee Indians again planned to drive the white settlers from the region. This time they did so at the urging of British soldiers who sought assistance in defeating their colonists in the American Revolution. Cornstalk and his son, Elinipsico, went...more
Cornstalk was a chief of the Shawnee Indians. He was born circa 1720. His Indian name was Keigh-tugh-qua. Little is known about his early years. In all likelihood, he was born in Pennsylvania, the home of the Shawnee in the 1720s, and then moved to Ohio around 1730 with the bulk of the Shawnee tribe.During the French and Indian War, Cornstalk and...more
In the late 1700s Anne Bailey served in the Great Kanawha Valley as a buckskin-clad frontierswoman who could handle a horse, hatchet, and long rifle as well as any man. When her husband was killed in the battle of Point Pleasant in 1774 she was compelled to avenge his death and embarked on a new life as border scout and messenger. The 1861 poem...more
Located on the park is 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...more
We opted to take a picnic lunch and lunch beside the Ohio River. It was a lovely day and we enjoyed it.
The stairs in the Newman Mansion House are very narrow and can be dangerous ...so be careful.
Also the ceilings are low in places so watch your head.
tennis shoes..not much walking and it is all flat..but great strolling park..so be comfortable.
Photo Equipment: bring your camera..beautiful views of both rivers.
Krodel Park is a 44-acre complex owned and operated by the City of Point Pleasant, WV.The Campground, open from April 1 through October 31, has full hookups available at 62 sites. All 58 have concrete runners and a patio with picnic table. A private bathhouse is in the camping area. Limited RV supplies and souvenirs are available at the office....more
Take a trip in our working model of an old steamboat pilot house.Come and experience our exhibits of the Silver Bridge disaster which includes a video, models and artifacts from the originial bridge.Research river history and lore in the library.hours of operation:Tuesday-Friday 10am-3pmSaturdays 11am-4 pmsundays 1-5pmclosed Mondays$3 for adults...more
Fort Randolph at Krodel Park in Point Pleasant ws officially dedicated by WV Governor Arch Moore on 10-10-1974 on the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Point Pleasant.It was originally built in 1776 at the poin where the Ohio and the Kanawha Rivers Meet. It was a well known outpost throughout the colonies and stood to prevent attacks on the...more
State licensing laws must be met by fishermen. The 22-acre lake is stocked each year by the West Virginia Department of Natural Resources. Trout, Bass, and Blue Gill are all caught in the lake. Handicap access dock is provided on the West side of the lake.