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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

Pleasants County, West Virginia Courthouse.JPG

Pleasants County
301 Court Lane #101
Saint Mary's, WV 26170
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

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

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.

Court 

Join us in indexing the 1940 Census


Land

Local Histories

Maps

Map of 1850 Virginia and West Virginia


Naturalization


West Virgina,Naturalization Records, 1814-1991

Military


West Virginia, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865

Probate


West Virginia Will Books


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 New England Ancestors ($).

Taxation

Vital Records

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

Church

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

Pleasants County Hall of Fame

"May we preserve their memories & Contributions!"
Please contribute biographies of deceased historians and Genealogiest

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).

 

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