Pleasants County

Pleasants County, West Virginia

301 Court Ln Rm 101
Saint Marys, WV 26170
Phone: (304) 684-7542
Fax: (304) 684-7569

On northwestern border of WV, northeast of Parkersburg; organized Mar 29, 1851 from Ritchie, Tyler, and Wood counties. Name Origin: For James Pleasants, Jr. (1769-1836), U.S. representative from VA (1811-19), U.S. senator (1819-22), and governor (1822-25)

Area (sq mi):: 134.59 (land 130.73; water 3.86) Population per square mile: 56.40
Population 2005: 7,376 State rank: 52 Population change: 2000-20005 -1.80%; 1990-2000 -0.40% Population 2000: 7,514 (White 98.00%; Black or African American 0.50%; Hispanic or Latino 0.40%; Asian 0.20%; Other 1.10%). Foreign born: 0.50%. Median age: 38.90
Income 2000: per capita $16,920; median household $32,736; Population below poverty level: 13.70% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $21,249-$25,255
Unemployment (2004): 6.10% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.70% Median travel time to work: 24.40 minutes Working outside county of residence: 51.20%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
See other counties in .
Counties USA: A Directory of United States Counties, 3rd Edition. © 2006 by Omnigraphics, Inc.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
"Every year there is a bill drafted in a back room like this one," the Pleasants County Republican said at a meeting of the Senate Finance Committee.
The three plants include the 625-megawatt (MW) Armstrong plant in Armstrong County, Pa.; the 313-MW Pleasants plant in Pleasants County, W.Va.; and the 600-MW Troy plant in Wood County, Ohio.
Federal and state agencies spend millions of dollars a year on chemical and biological spray treatments to slow the spread of the insect, whose current infestation includes parts of West Virginia from Pleasants County through Ritchie, Gilmer, Braxton, Nicholas and Greenbrier counties.
Applicant(s) Bank(s) The Citizens Banking Company, Century National Bank and Salineville, Ohio Trust of Rochester, Rochester, Pennsylvania Peoples Bank and Trust Company Winfield Banking Company, of Lincoln County, Winfield, Missouri Troy, Missouri The Pleasants County Bank, Pleasants County Interim Bank, St.

Full browser ?