Pleasants County, West Virginia

Pleasants County, in northwestern West Virginia (WV), was created in 1851 and named for statesman James Pleasants Jr. Its county seat is at Saint Marys, WV, which is located on the Ohio River at the mouth of Middle Island Creek. The courses across the northwest border of the county. The landscape of Pleasants County is a primarily rural, and much of the land beyond the valley of the Ohio is wooded or agricultural. Middle Island, at Saint Marys, is one of the few islands in the Ohio River in West Virginia that is accessible by bridge. As of the 2010 census, the county population was 7,605.

Cities & Towns in Pleasants County


Eureka, West Virginia

Schultz, West Virginia
Willow Island, West Virginia

Parks & Public Recreation

Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge
Pleasants County Park (Saint Marys, WV)

Pleasants County Historic Landmarks

(Saint Marys, WV)

Regional Information for Pleasants County, West Virginia

Further information on lodging, dining, and recreation in Pleasants County, West Virginia, may be found in our guide to travel in the Mid-Ohio Valley Region in northwestern West Virginia, in which the county is located. Further information may also be found through the .

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