Mason County

Mason County is located on the western edge of West Virginia, bordering the state of Ohio and the Ohio River. The population in 2010 was 27,324.  The county seat is Point Pleasant, site of the Silver Bridge collapse in 1967 and sightings of the “Mothman”.  Main industries include river commerce, (2) Wildlife Management Areas, manufacturing, and power generation.  

 

Major cities in Mason County include Point Pleasant and Mason.

 

https://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/1563  

 

GOOGLE EARTH MAP OF ALL MARKERS – MASON COUNTY


ANDREW & CHARLES

LEWIS MARCH

LOCATION: KRODEL PARK, RT 62 / RT 2, APPX 1 MILE EAST OF DOWNTOWN POINT PLEASANT, SITUATED APPX 50 YARDS NORTH OF HIGHWAY AT EAST ENTRANCE TO PARK

GPS:

38* 50′ 08″ N, 82* 07′ 25″ W

38.835582 N, 82.123782 W

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BOONE’S TRADING POST

LOCATION: KRODEL PARK, RT 62 / RT 2, APPX 1/2 MILE EAST OF DOWNTOWN POINT PLEASANT, AT WEST ENTRANCE TO PARK

GPS:

38* 50′ 20″ N, 82* 07′ 48″ W

38.839040 N, 82.130137 W

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“BORDER GRAYS”

LOCATION: POINT PLEASANT, 4TH STREET, BETWEEN VIAND STREET (RT 2) AND MAIN STREET, CLOSE TO MOTHMAN STATUE

GPS:

38* 50′ 33″ N, 82* 08′ 17″ W

38.842511 N, 82.138149 W

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CAPTAIN JOHN HEREFORD /

MERCER’S BOTTOM

LOCATION: RT 2, MERCER’S BOTTOM, APPX 15 MILES SOUTH OF POINT PLEASANT, APPX 2 MILES NORTH OF ASHTON, JUST SOUTH OF CR 24

GPS:

38* 39′ 07″ N, 82* 09′ 51″ W

38.651980 N, 82.164394 W

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DANIEL HAYMOND POLSLEY

LOCATION: POINT PLEASANT, RT 62 AT 7TH STREET AND RAILROAD BRIDGE CROSSING

GPS:

38* 50′ 44″ N, 82* 08′ 13″ W

38.845629 N, 82.136965 W

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DR. JESSE BENNETT

LOCATION: POINT PLEASANT, RT 62, BETWEEN 9TH STREET AND 10TH STREET AT CEMETERY, CLOSE TO EARLY GRAVES MARKER

GPS:

38* 50′ 52″ N, 82* 08′ 10″ W

38.847842 N, 82.136363 W

** NOTE: ALSO SPELLED BENNET **

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EARLY GRAVES

LOCATION: POINT PLEASANT, RT 62 AT 9TH STREET AND CEMETERY, CLOSE TO DR. JESSE BENNETT MARKER

GPS:

38* 50′ 51″ N, 82* 08′ 11″ W

38.847556 N, 82.136389 W

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FORT ROBINSON

LOCATION: RT 62, APPX 5 MILES NORTH OF DOWNTOWN POINT PLEASANT AT AIRPORT ROAD

GPS:

38* 54′ 49″ N, 82* 06′ 54″ W

38.913669 N, 82.115054 W

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GEN. JOHN MCCAUSLAND

LOCATION: HENDERSON, RT 2, NEAR SOUTH END OF KANAWHA RIVER BRIDGE ??

GPS: (APPX)

38* 50′ 03″ N, 82* 08′ 26″ W

38.834342 N, 82.140620 W

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GENERAL MCCAUSLAND

LOCATION: RT 35 (RT 817), APPX 1/2 MILE NORTH OF PUTNAM COUNTY LINE, APPX 4 MILES SOUTH OF SOUTHSIDE, APPX 18 MILES SOUTH-EAST OF POINT PLEASANT

GPS:

38* 39′ 25″ N, 81* 58′ 10″ W

38.657213 N, 81.969438 W

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GEORGE ROGERS CLARK

LOCATION: POINT PLEASANT, VIAND STREET (RT 2) AT INTERSECTION WITH 6TH STREET, BEHIND COUNTY COURTHOUSE

GPS:

38* 50′ 39″ N, 82* 08′ 14″ W

38.844174 N, 82.137358 W

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HARMONY BAPTIST CHURCH

LOCATION: RT 35 (RT 817), SOUTHSIDE, APPX 13 MILES SOUTH-EAST OF POINT PLEASANT. AT LITTLE 16 MILE CREEK ROAD BY CHURCH.

GPS:

38* 43′ 00″ N, 81* 58′ 08″ W

38.716776 N, 81.969081 W

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JOHN HALL

LOCATION: RT 62, APPX 5 MILES NORTH OF DOWNTOWN POINT PLEASANT, APPX 300 YARDS NORTH OF AIRPORT ROAD

** MISSING ?? **

GPS:

38* 54′ 58″ N, 82* 06′ 46″ W

38.916120 N, 82.113103 W

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KELLIAN V. WHALEY

LOCATION: RT 62, POINT PLEASANT, APPX 2 MILES NORTH OF COUNTY COURTHOUSE, NEXT TO LONE OAK CEMETERY

GPS:

38* 52′ 21″ N, 82* 07′ 29″ W

38.872729 N, 82.124970 W

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LAKIN STATE HOSPITAL

LOCATION: RT 62, LAKIN, APPX 9 MILES NORTH OF MASON COUNTY COURTHOUSE IN POINT PLEASANT

** MISSING **

GPS:

38* 57′ 11″ N, 82* 05′ 11″ W

38.953077 N, 82.086392 W

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LIVIA S. POFFENBARGER

LOCATION: POINT PLEASANT, MAIN STREET JUST SOUTH OF 1ST STREET AT ENTRANCE TO POINT PLEASANT BATTLE MONUMENT PARK, NEXT TO POINT PLEASANT BATTLE/WAR OF 1812 MARKER

GPS:

38* 50′ 21″ N, 82* 08′ 25″ W

38.839239 N, 82.140374 W

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LOST COLONY

LOCATION: RT 817 (RT 35) AT INTERSECTION WITH KANAWHA VALLEY ROAD, APPX 10 MILES EAST OF RT 2 AT HENDERSON, APPX 50 YARDS FROM HIGHWAY AT LOWER ELEVATION, HARD TO SEE BECAUSE OF NEW ROAD PLACEMENT

GPS:

38* 46′ 00″ N, 82* 00′ 23″ W

38.766819 N, 82.006636 W

LOST COLONY LINK #1

** NOTE – ONE SOURCE STATES THE COLONY WAS ACTUALLY LOCATED EAST ACROSS THE RIVER BY RT 62. I CANNOT VERIFY THE ACCURACY OF THAT CLAIM. **

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“MARK TWAIN” FAMILY

LOCATION: RT 62, LAKIN, APPX 9 MILES NORTH OF MASON COUNTY COURTHOUSE IN POINT PLEASANT, APPX 1/4 MILE NORTH OF LAKIN STATE HOSPITAL

GPS:

38* 57′ 25″ N, 82* 05′ 14″ W

38.957087 N, 82.087493 W

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MAY MOORE MOUND

LOCATION: RT 2, APPX 2 MILES NORTH OF CR 56 AND BEN LOMOND, APPX 8-1/2 MILES SOUTH OF RT 2 BRIDGE OVER KANAWHA RIVER AT POINT PLEASANT

GPS:

38* 44′ 21″ N, 82* 10′ 57″ W

38.739327 N, 82.182556 W

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POINT PLEASANT

LOCATION: POINT PLEASANT COURTHOUSE, CORNER OF 6TH STREET AND MAIN STREET

GPS:

38* 50′ 40″ N, 82* 08′ 17″ W

38.844450 N, 82.138115 W

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POINT PLEASANT BATTLE /

WAR OF 1812

LOCATION: POINT PLEASANT, MAIN STREET JUST SOUTH OF 1ST STREET AT ENTRANCE TO POINT PLEASANT BATTLE MONUMENT PARK, NEXT TO LIVIA S. POFFENBARGER MARKER

GPS:

38* 50′ 21″ N, 82* 08′ 25″ W

38.839239 N, 82.140374 W

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SILVER BRIDGE COLLAPSE

LOCATION: POINT PLEASANT, AT 6TH STREET AND MAIN STREET IN SMALL MEMORIAL GARDEN

GPS:

38* 50′ 40″ N, 82* 08′ 18″ W

38.844627 N, 82.138379 W

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THOMAS HANNAN

LOCATION: RT 2, APPX 100 YARDS NORTH OF CABELL COUNTY LINE, APPX 21 MILES SOUTH OF POINT PLEASANT

GPS:

38* 35′ 11″ N, 82* 12′ 33″ W

38.586605 N, 82.209282 W

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VIRGIL A. LEWIS

LOCATION: RT 33, MASON, RT 62 (2ND STREET) AT E. BROWN STREET

GPS:

39* 01′ 12″ N, 82* 01′ 54″ W

39.020219 N, 82.031673 W

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WILLIAM H. POWELL

LOCATION: RT 62, CLIFTON, APPX 3/4 MILE SOUTH OF RT 833 BRIDGE ACROSS OHIO RIVER BETWEEN MASON AND CLIFTON, BETWEEN COLUMBIA STREET AND RAILROAD STREET

GPS:

39* 00′ 09″ N, 82* 02′ 30″ W

39.002546 N, 82.041681 W

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