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1749

French explorer Celoron de Blainville led Canadian militia and Indian guides down Allegheny and Ohio Rivers to strengthen French claims, burying lead plates along the way

1770

A survey party led by George Washington visited the present Point Pleasant area in Mason County

Other events that happened on or around 1770

Oct 10, 1774

Virginia militia lead by Andrew Lewis defeated the Indians lead by the Shawnee Cornstalk at the Battle of Point Pleasant

1781

Settlers were established in the area of Point Pleasant.

Other events that happened on or around 1781

1794

The General Assembly of Virginia chartered the town of Point Pleasant

Other events that happened on or around 1794

1796

Walter Newman erected a hewn-log house at Point Pleasant which still stands today

Other events that happened on or around 1796

1819

Jonas Smith recorded the first plat of the town

Other events that happened on or around 1819

1833

Point Pleasant was incorporated

Other events that happened on or around 1833

Dec 15, 1967

The Silver Bridge at Point Pleasant collapsed into the Ohio River, killing 46 people


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