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 Battle of Point Pleasant has been recognized as the
first battle of the American Revolutionary War by the
National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution.
Female descendants of battle veterans are allowed to join
the D.A.R. The historical debate about the first battle
claim may not yet be resolved.
The 1796 Mansion House is historic
house museum originally used as a tavern. The Colonel
Charles Lewis Chapter, N.S. Daughters of the American
Revolution operates the Mansion House Museum on a seasonal