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Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park

Created by Kristopher Baisden on March 25th 2014, 2:17:22 am.
Description

Blennerhassett Island is and island in the middle of the Ohio River, near Parkersburg, West Virginia, named after Harman Blennerhassett and his wife, Margaret Blennerhasset, who were Irish aristocrats who settled there in 1798. President Thomas Jefferson accused Harman Blennerhassett, along with Aaron Burr, of trying to create an empire in the Southwest. The mansion Blennerhassett constructed on the Island burned in 1811. However, its foundation was rediscovered in 1973 and the mansion was recreated through historical and architectural research.


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