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Pleasants County, West Virginia Facts

Pleasants County

When was Pleasants County, WV Created?
Pleasants County was established on March 29, 1851 from Ritchie County, Tyler County and Wood County.

What is the County Seat of Pleasants County, WV?
The County Seat is located in Saint Marys and the county government website is ?

What counties are adjacent to Pleasants County, WV?
Bordering Counties are Washington County, Ohio, Tyler County, Ritchie County, Wood County.


Pleasants County, WV Vital Records

Where can find Pleasants County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Pleasants County vital records can be found at the West Virginia Office of Vital Records which has copies of birth and death records from January 1917 to present; marriage records from 1921 to present and divorce records from 1968 to present. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in West Virginia for current fees and application process.

You can search online for Pleasants County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for West Virginia Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Death Certificate Applications to mail.


Pleasants County, WV Census Records

What Pleasants County, WV census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Pleasants County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Pleasants Co. Mortality Schedules can be acquired for 1860, 1870 and 1880. Pleasants Co. Industry and Agriculture can be found for 1860, 1870 and 1880. Pleasants Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be obtained for 1890. One can find free down-loadable and also printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also West Virginia Census Records Research Guide


Pleasants County, WV Courthouse and Government Records

What genealogical records can I find in the Pleasants County Courthouse?
The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also West Virginia Corthouse Records Research Guide.

  • Pleasants County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 301 Court Lane #101, Saint Mary's, WV 26170
  • Pleasants County Clerk
    • Phone: 304-684-3542
    • Birth / Death Records: 1853
    • Marriage Records: 1853
    • Land Records: 1851
    • Probate Records: 1852 
  • Pleasants County Clerk of Circuit Court
    • Phone: 304-684-3513
    • Court Records: 1851 

Pleasants County, WV Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Pleasants County, WV?
A list of Pleasants County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide West Virginia Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

Where can I connect with other Pleasants County, WV Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Pleasants County, WV?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Pleasants County. Each of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Business oriented Sites, Personal Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some have to have a payment. This is basically a list which has been collected or submitted. I do not endorse or promote one genealogy site above another.

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