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Pleasants County Historical Society

Preserving Our History since 1972

Located along the Ohio River, Pleasants County was founded in 1851 by taking parts of Wood, Ritchie, and Tyler counties. 

Our county was named after James Pleasants Jr, a former U.S. Senator and governor of Virginia. Between the train tracks, the island, and the Indian burial mound, there is plenty of history in our county. 


About Us

At the Pleasants County Historical Society, we preserve Pleasants County's history and genealogy. We keep thousands of photos chronicling life throughout the county. We have a museum in St. Marys, located at 524 Second Street. You can visit us on the first and third Friday of each month, as well as the second and fourth Saturday. You can visit us between 1:00 and 3:00 PM. In addition, you can schedule an appointment by calling 304-299-5133. We meet on the third Thursday of every month, at 7:00 PM at the Senior Center. We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization for charitable and educational purposes. 


President: Dan Boley

Vice-President: Tim Sweeney

Treasurer: Charley Elder

Secretary: Sue Waggoner

Secretary: Larry Butcher

Museum Curator: Dawn Taylor

New Projects

Recently, we acquired a new building: the Quanset Hut. It is located on Cherry Street near the marina. We are currently remodeling it to display historic farm equipment.

In addition, we have partnered with the Port-Mar Garden Club to create a walking tour. For now, the tour will start at the City building and tour downtown St. Marys, and we have plans to expand in the future. 

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