Point Pleasant is a city located in Mason County, West Virginia. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 4,637. It is the county seat of Mason County.
Point Pleasant is most famous for a series of local legends centered on the 1967 collapse of the Silver Bridge, which killed 46 people. According to these legends, a moth-like humanoid was seen by several Point Pleasant residents in the weeks leading up to the disaster. The creature is said to have predicted the collapse. This is the source of the book and movie, The Mothman Prophecies.
The town is also noted for the October 10, 1774, Battle of Point Pleasant, in which Virginia militiamen led by Colonel Andrew Lewis defeated a force of American Indians under Chief Cornstalk.
Web Sites and Links
Pleasant Valley HospitalAcute care facility and nursing and rehabilitation center in Point Pleasant. Patient and visitor information, department directory, services, support groups, and history.
Point PleasantDirectory of local businesses, organizations, government contacts, and tourism information.
Point Pleasant Middle SchoolNews, upcoming events, research tools, homework help and teachers' pages.
Point Pleasant High SchoolNews, events, student and faculty information, clubs, and pictures.