Mason County

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Mason County is named for George Mason, who was a delegate to the United States Constitutional Convention.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Meigs County, Ohio

E – Jackson County

S – Putnam County and Cabell County

W – Gallia County, Ohio


Created:  January 2, 1804                      Map of West Virginia highlighting Mason County

County Seat: 

Point Pleasant  1804


County Courthouse – Point Pleasant 


Location:  200 6th Street / Viand Street

Built:  1954 – 1957

Style:  Moderne

Architect:  Harry Ray Nay

Contractor:  Virgil Love


Description:  The building faces north and is a three story limestone and concrete structure. The rectangular shaped building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Point Pleasant. The center section is recessed with a recessed entrance on the first story and with clock and vertical windows above. The east and west sections project from the main building and have vertical panels. The roof line is flat. The building houses the County Circuit Court of the 5th Judicial Circuit, County Magistrate Court and County Family Court. 


See:  The 5th Judicial District includes Calhoun County, Jackson County and Roane County.


History:  The county was created in 1804 and Point Pleasant was selected as the county seat. The first courthouse was a log structure which was used from 1804 to 1857. The second courthouse was a two story brick structure built in 1857. The third and present courthouse was constructed in 1954 to 1957 at a cost of $750,000.




County Courthouse – Point Pleasant










Photos taken 2011