Pleasants County

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Pleasants County is named for James Pleasants Jr., who was a United States Senator and a Governor of Virginia.


Created:  May 29, 1851

County Seat: 

St. Marys  1851 – present


County Courthouse – St. Marys 


Location:  301 Court Lane / George Street

Built:  1924 – 1925

Style:  Neo-Classical Revival

Architect:  Holmboe & Pogue of Clarksburg

Contractor:  Putnam & Foreman of Marietta, Ohio


Description:  The building faces northwest and is a two story buff colored brick  structure. The building sits on a hill overlooking the town to the west. The northwest front has a portico at the center with four large columns rising to a pediment at the roof line. The entrance is framed with polished stone. The building is rectangular and has a flat roof line.


See:  National Register of Historic Places – Pleasants County Courthouse



N – Wetzel County

E – Doddridge County

S – Ritchie County and Pleasants County

W – Washington County, Ohio

















Photos taken 2012