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Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park
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Harman Blennerhassett, a wealthy Irish aristocrat, settled on the wilderness island in 1798 and built a magnificent mansion and estate. However, he became entangled in a mysterious military enterprise with Aaron Burr in 1806. As a result, President Thomas Jefferson accused both men of plotting treason in attempting to establish an empire in the southwest.
Blennerhassett Island is located in the Ohio River near Parkersburg, WV. Access to Parkersburg is offered by US Rt 50 east/west and I-77 north/south. Point Park, departure site for sternwheeler rides to the island, and Blennerhassett Museum is on the corner of 2nd and Juliana Streets.
Museum tour - in Parkersburg, WV
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