Place:Pleasants, West Virginia, United States

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Pleasants County is a county located in the U.S. state of West Virginia.As of the 2010 census, the population was 7,605, making it the third-least populous county in West Virginia. Its county seat is St. Marys. It was created by the Virginia General Assembly in 1851 and named for US Senator and Virginia Governor James Pleasants, Jr..

Pleasants County is included in the ParkersburgMariettaVienna, WV–OH Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1851 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1851 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1851 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1852 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1853 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1853 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1860 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1860 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1863 Effective date for move from Virginia to West Virginia Source:Wikipedia

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1860 2,945
1870 3,012
1880 6,256
1890 7,539
1900 9,345
1910 8,074
1920 7,379
1930 6,545
1940 6,692
1950 6,369
1960 7,124
1970 7,274
1980 8,236
1990 7,546

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