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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[[Image:Pleasants County, West Virginia Courthouse.JPG|thumb|right|200px]]  
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[[image:Pleasants County, West Virginia Courthouse.JPG|thumb|right|350px|<center>Pleasant County, West Virginia Courthouse</center>]]
  
[http://www.courtreference.com/Pleasants-County-West-Virginia-Courts.htm Pleasants County Courthouse]<br>301 Court Lane #101<br>Saint Mary's, WV 26170<br>Phone: 304-684-3542  
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[http://www.courtreference.com/Pleasants-County-West-Virginia-Courts.htm Pleasants County Courthouse ]<br>301 Court Lane #101<br>Saint Mary's, WV 26170<br>Phone: 304-684-3542  
  
County Clerk has birth, marriage, death, and probate from 1853 Land records from 1851 Circuit Court Clerk has divorce and court records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Pleasants County, West Virginia. Page 745 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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County Clerk has birth, marriage, death, and probate from 1853 Land records from 1851 Circuit Court Clerk has divorce and court records &lt;ref name="HBG"&gt;''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Pleasants County, West Virginia. Page 745 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.&lt;/ref&gt;
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
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See an interactive map of Pleasants County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/westvirginia/wv-maps.html boundary changes].
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See an interactive map of Pleasants County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/westvirginia/wv-maps.html boundary changes].  
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
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== Resources  ==
 
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==== Research Guides ====
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*"A Guide to the Counties of Virginia: Pleasants County," ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 20, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1976):209-210. Available at {{FHL|33159|title-id|disp=FHL}}; digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors] ($).
 
*"A Guide to the Counties of Virginia: Pleasants County," ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 20, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1976):209-210. Available at {{FHL|33159|title-id|disp=FHL}}; digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors] ($).
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The Pleasants County website of West Virginia GenWeb offers a [http://www.lindapages.com/pleasants/cemetery/cemtery.htm listing of county cemeteries], with beautiful photographs of the cemeteries, and transcriptions of the burials found therein.  
 
The Pleasants County website of West Virginia GenWeb offers a [http://www.lindapages.com/pleasants/cemetery/cemtery.htm listing of county cemeteries], with beautiful photographs of the cemeteries, and transcriptions of the burials found therein.  
  
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==== Court ====
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==== Land  ====
 
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==== Maps  ====
 
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[http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/wv/map.htm Map of 1850 Virginia and West Virginia]
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[http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/wv/map.htm Map of 1850 Virginia and West Virginia]  
  
==== Military ====
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West Virginia, [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1932429  Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865]
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==== Naturalization ====
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West Virginia, [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1909003 Naturalization Records, 1814-1991]
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:- [[20th_Regiment,_Virginia_Cavalry_(Confederate)|20th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)]]. Company G.<ref>Richard L. Armstrong, ''19th and 20th Virginia Cavalry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1994). {{FHL|701272|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 101}}.</ref>
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:- [[26th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)|26th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)]]. Company A.<ref>Richard L. Armstrong, ''26th Virginia Cavalry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1994). {{FHL|761578|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 110}}.</ref>
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Records and histories are available, including:
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West Virginia, [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1909003 Naturalization Records, 1814-1991]  
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
  
West Virginia [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1909099 Will Books]
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West Virginia [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1909099 Will Books]  
  
 
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
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[http://www.lindapages.com/pleasants/index.htm '''Pleasants County WV Gen Web''']: The Pleasants County West Virginia website for US GenWeb is host to may excellent transcriptions of county records, including of [http://www.lindapages.com/pleasants/births.htm Pleasants Co Birth Records] from 1853-1891 from the LDS Family History Film #0163911, with only a couple of years missing  
 
[http://www.lindapages.com/pleasants/index.htm '''Pleasants County WV Gen Web''']: The Pleasants County West Virginia website for US GenWeb is host to may excellent transcriptions of county records, including of [http://www.lindapages.com/pleasants/births.htm Pleasants Co Birth Records] from 1853-1891 from the LDS Family History Film #0163911, with only a couple of years missing  
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
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*[http://www.lindapages.com/pleasants/page5.htm Pleasants County WV GenWeb]
  
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Pleasants County, West Virginia
Map
Map of West Virginia highlighting Pleasants County
Location in the state of West Virginia
Map of the U.S. highlighting West Virginia
Location of West Virginia in the U.S.
Facts
Founded March 29, 1851
County Seat Saint Mary's
Courthouse

Contents

County Courthouse

Pleasant County, West Virginia Courthouse

Pleasants County Courthouse
301 Court Lane #101
Saint Mary's, WV 26170
Phone: 304-684-3542

County Clerk has birth, marriage, death, and probate from 1853 Land records from 1851 Circuit Court Clerk has divorce and court records <ref name="HBG">Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Pleasants County, West Virginia. Page 745 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.</ref>

History

Parent County

1851--Pleasants County was created 29 March 1851 from Wood, Tyler and Ritchie Counties.  County seat: St. Marys [1]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Pleasants County boundary changes.

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Research Guides

  • "A Guide to the Counties of Virginia: Pleasants County," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 20, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1976):209-210. Available at FHL; digital version at American Ancestors ($).

Cemeteries

The Pleasants County website of West Virginia GenWeb offers a listing of county cemeteries, with beautiful photographs of the cemeteries, and transcriptions of the burials found therein.

Census

For tips on accessing Pleasants County, West Virginia census records online, see: West Virginia Census.

Join us in indexing the 1940 Census

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Map of 1850 Virginia and West Virginia

Military

Civil War

Regiments. Service men in Pleasants County, West Virginia served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Pleasants County, West Virginia:

- 20th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate). Company G.[2]
- 26th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate). Company A.[3]

Records and histories are available, including:

Naturalization

West Virginia, Naturalization Records, 1814-1991

Probate

West Virginia Will Books

Taxation

Vital Records

West Virginia Vital Records - Birth - Death - Marriages. See also How to order West Virginia Vital Records or order electronically online.

Pleasants County WV Gen Web: The Pleasants County West Virginia website for US GenWeb is host to may excellent transcriptions of county records, including of Pleasants Co Birth Records from 1853-1891 from the LDS Family History Film #0163911, with only a couple of years missing

There are also marriage records available, from 1853 to 1931, transcribed from both LDS film #0163911 and from courthouse record.

Complying with the law enacted in 1853, Pleasants County deaths were recorded and transcriptions are available at this site also.

The West Virginia State Archivesalso has a searchable database of the actual death certificate images available for deaths occuring during the years 1917-1919, and 1921-1957 for Pleasants County.

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

 

Web Sites

http://www.cyndislist.com/us/wv


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References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. Richard L. Armstrong, 19th and 20th Virginia Cavalry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1994). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 101.
  3. Richard L. Armstrong, 26th Virginia Cavalry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1994). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 110.