Blennerhassett Island


Blennerhassett Island

Blennerhasset Island, an island on the Ohio River below the mouth of the Little Kanawha River, is located near Parkersburg in Wood County, West Virginia. Historically it was an Indian settlement, was first known as Backus Island for Elijah Backus who purchased it in 1792. Now it is named for Harman Blennerhassett, a figure in the Aaron Burr treason conspiracy, who purchased the north end of the island in 1798. Gibbens, Alvaro F., "Historic Blennerhassett Island Home", Global Printing and Binding Co., Parkersburg, WV 1914.] The island is the site of Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park, the location of Blennerhassett House, where Aaron Burr and Harman Blennerhassett are alleged to have plotted treason against the United States, the so-called Burr Conspiracy.

See also

*Blennerhassett Island Bridge
*List of islands of West Virginia
*List of West Virginia state parks

References

External links

* [http://www.blennerhassett.net/ Official Blennerhassett Island and Museum Homepage]


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