In July of 2019, we traveled to Point Pleasant, West Virginia and one of the stops that we made on that trip was down to the Tu-Endie-Wei State Park. Our original intent for going to this location was to find the final resting place of Chief Cornstalk, but we found much, much more.
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.
The park is located at 1 Main St, Point Pleasant, WV 25550 and is 4 acres in size. You can find out more about the park and hours on the park's website.
Once we arrived at the park, we were shocked by the different memorials and markers that are there. The park is located just down the street from the Mothman Museum, but not really within walking distance from the Lowe Hotel where we stayed. At least it is not within walking distance on a hot July day, so we decided to drive down to the park to check it out. Since there was so much at the park, I am going to break this up into three additional blog posts, so make sure you check them out too.
Visiting the Mansion House Museum
Paying our Respects to Chief Cornstalk
Paying our Respects to "Mad Ann" Bailey
That's right, if you didn't catch that, this park actually has two graves.
Here is one of those "interesting" things that is down at the park too. Read what the placard says about this anchor.
Another interesting item is the Water Panther Stone that they have at the park. It is believed to have been a Shawnee alter stone made by the Water Panther Clan, which was Chief Cornstalk's Clan. This stone was found at nearby Leon, WV, at 10-Mile Creek.
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