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Point Pleasant, West Virginia

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Welcome to Point Pleasant ...

The city of Point Pleasant is located in Mason County and is the County Seat for Mason County.

The location of Point Pleasant has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

A typical abbreviation for Point Pleasant: Pt. Pleasant

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Point Pleasant has a population of 4,153 people<2> (see below for details).

Point Pleasant is 570 feet [174 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Point Pleasant lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Point Pleasant: (304) and (681)<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Point Pleasant had a population of 4,350 people (which is 15.92% of the total population of Mason County). This makes Point Pleasant the county's most populous community.

The population of Point Pleasant represents 0.23% of the total population of West Virginia (which has 1,852,994 people), making it the state's 29th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 4,350 people, the population of Point Pleasant decreased 6.19% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 4,637 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Point Pleasant had an population of 4,153 people. This is a decrease of 4.53% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 10.44% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Point Pleasant.

Communities near Point Pleasant ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Point Pleasant and not the distance as if you drove.<5>.

Community   2017
Gallipolis (OH)   [Map]   3,432   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Middleport (OH)   [Map]   2,446   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Pomeroy (OH)   [Map]   1,790   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Racine (OH)   [Map]   653   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Rio Grande (OH)   [Map]   812   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Syracuse (OH)   [Map]   813   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Point Pleasant.

Communities Also Named Point Pleasant ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 29 communities that are also named Point Pleasant - they are located in California, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana (4), Maryland, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Jersey (2), New York (2), Ohio (5), Ontario (2), Pennsylvania, Prince Edward Island, South Carolina, Tennessee (2) and Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Point Pleasant.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Point Pleasant. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Point Pleasant. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Point Pleasant. Our list includes 21 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Point Pleasant:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Point Pleasant ...

Looking for more information about Point Pleasant? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Point Pleasant, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Point Pleasant.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Point Pleasant.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Point Pleasant - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Point Pleasant) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Point Pleasant. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Point Pleasant

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Point Pleasant. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.8530, Longitude: -82.1303     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Point Pleasant have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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