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Point-Pleasant is a historic city located in Mason County, West Virginia at the confluence of the Ohio and Kanawha Rivers. As of the 2000 census, the population was 4,637 residents. Point Pleasant became well known for the 1967 collapse of the Silver Bridge, which killed 46 people. The town is also noted for the 1774 Battle of Point Pleasant, in which Virginia militiamen led by Colonel Andrew Lewis defeated an Algonquin Confederation of Shawnee and Mingo warriors led by Shawnee Chief Cornstalk. The event is celebrated in Point Pleasant as the first battle of the American Revolutionary War, and in 1908 the US Senate authorized erection of a monument to commemorate Point Pleasant as the site of the first battle of the American Revolution. Most historians, however, regard it not as a battle of the Revolution but instead as a part of Lord Dunmores War. It was the final home of Confederate Brigadier-General John McCausland, the next-to-last Confederate General to die. Point Pleasant is also known for its urban legend surrounding the Mothman. Paranormal enthusiasts flock to the city in search of the creature said to inhabit an abandoned TNT plant from World War II. It is believed that the Mothman is a harbinger of imminent disaster, and is now being seen around the world before great tragedies. A book by John A. Keel entitled The Mothman Prophecies was published in 1975 and a film inspired by the novel was released in 2002. There is also a Mothman Museum located in the town of Point Pleasant.

Surrounding areas: Barboursville, West Virginia (31.2 mi), Huntington, West Virginia (33.8 mi)

Point Pleasant Vacation Rentals




Point Pleasant Hotels and Resorts

 
Hotels & Motels
Super 8 Motel321 Upper Riv RdGallipolis, OH4.3 mi.(740) 446-8080
Mason MotelRt 33Mason, WV13.6 mi.(304) 773-9000
Best Rate MotelRavenswood, WV21.5 mi.(304) 273-3445
Scottish InnRR 2 Box 33Ravenswood, WV21.5 mi.(304) 273-2830
Scottish InnPO Box 33 (silverton)Ravenswood, WV21.5 mi.(304) 273-2830
Holiday Inn Express1 Hospitality DrRipley, WV22.1 mi.(304) 372-5000
Best Western Inn701 Main St WRipley, WV22.5 mi.(304) 372-9122
77 Motor InnRipley, WV23.0 mi.(304) 372-5949
Super 8 Motel102 Duke StRipley, WV23.0 mi.(304) 372-8880
Simmons Motel812 S Penn Ave & 8TH StWellston, OH28.7 mi.(740) 384-3230
Hampton Inn4190 State RT34Hurricane, WV29.2 mi.(304) 760-7292
Holiday Inn Express4218 State Rt 34Hurricane, WV29.2 mi.(304) 757-7177
Ramada Limited419 Hurricane CRK RdHurricane, WV29.2 mi.(304) 562-3346
Red Roof Inn500 Putnam Village DrHurricane, WV29.2 mi.(304) 757-6392
Days Inn Jackson972 E Main StJackson, OH29.5 mi.(740) 286-3464
Days Inn TeaysPutnam Village DrTeays, WV29.6 mi.(304) 729-3006
Comfort Inn605 E Main StJackson, OH29.9 mi.(740) 286-7581

Point Pleasant Weather & Climate

Western West Virginia ,along the Ohio River, has a climate of four very distinct seasons. Warm summer temperatures tend to be in the 80s and cold winter temperatures tend to be in the 30s. The warmest month of the year is July with an average maximum temperature of 95F, while the coldest month of the year is January with an average minimum temperature of 22F. Temperature variations between night and day tend to be moderate during summer with a difference that can reach 21 F , and fairly limited during winter with an average difference of 18 F. The annual average precipitation in this region is 40.69 inches. Rainfall is fairly evenly distributed throughout the year. Snowfall can occur anytime from late November to March, with the most amounts falling during January and February.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 39°F 15°F 3.74 in. -
February 43°F 16°F 3.36 in. -
March 54°F 24°F 4.27 in. -
April 65°F 31°F 3.82 in. -
May 75°F 42°F 4.86 in. -
June 82°F 51°F 4.54 in. -
July 86°F 56°F 5.37 in. -
August 84°F 55°F 4.34 in. -
September 78°F 47°F 3.74 in. -
October 67°F 35°F 3.19 in. -
November 54°F 27°F 3.92 in. -
December 43°F 21°F 3.79 in. -

Point Pleasant Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are Ohio University Snyder Field (UNI) located about 25 miles north of Point Pleasant in Athens / Albany, Ohio, the Ashland Boyd County airport (DWU) located approximately 38 miles southwest of Point Pleasant in Ashland, Kentucky, Tri State Milton J Ferguson Field (HTS) located roughly 40 miles southwest of Point Pleasant in Huntington, West Virginia, the Yeager airport (CRW) located around 43 miles southeast of Point Pleasant in Charleston, West Virginia, and finally the Mid Ohio Valley Regional airport (PKB) located about 50 miles northeast of Point Pleasant in Parkersburg, West Virginia.

Point Pleasant Attractions

 
Amusement and Theme Parks
Camden ParkHuntingtonWV33.8 mi.
 
Water Parks
Wyandot Lake Amusement & Water ParkPowellOH103.6 mi.
 
Golf Courses
Hidden Valley Country ClubPoint PleasantWV 
Cliffside Golf ClubGallipolisOH3.4 mi.
Riverside Golf CourseMasonWV13.7 mi.
Oaks Golf ClubLimaOH14.9 mi.
Springbrook Golf ClubLimaOH14.9 mi.
Tamarac Golf ClubLimaOH14.9 mi.
Greenhills Country ClubRavenswoodWV21.3 mi.
Golf Course at Sycamore CreekRipleyWV23.1 mi.
Riviera Country ClubLesageWV25.2 mi.
Elm Golf CourseAthensOH28.2 mi.
 
Ski Areas
Canaan ValleyDavisWV70.4 mi.
WinterplaceFlat TopWV103.2 mi.
 
State Parks
Tu-Endie-Wei State ParkWV1.0 mi. 
Forked Run State ParkOH26.1 mi. 
Lake Alma State ParkOH28.6 mi. 
Strouds Run State ParkOH34.7 mi. 
Lake Hope State ParkOH35.4 mi. 
Booker T Washington State ParkWV38.6 mi. 
 
Museums
Museum of Radio and TechnologyHuntingtonWV33.8 mi.(Technology)
West Virginia State MuseumCharlestonWV43.7 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
 
Zoos and Aquariums
The WildsCumberlandOH74.2 mi.
Columbus ZooColumbusOH89.8 mi.
Oglebay's Good ZooWheelingWV113.2 mi.


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