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Point Pleasant, West Virginia
Welcome to Point Pleasant ...
The location of Point Pleasant has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>
A typical abbreviation for Point Pleasant: Pt. Pleasant
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Point Pleasant has a population of 4,062 people<3> (see below for details).
We don't have a date for the establishment of Point Pleasant.
Point Pleasant is 570 feet [174 m] above sea level.<4>.
Time Zone: Point Pleasant lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
Telephone area codes for Point Pleasant: (304) & (681)<5>
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Point Pleasant had an population of 4,062 people. This is a decrease of 6.62% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 12.4% since the 2000 Census).
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 (with a count of 4,637 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Point Pleasant.
Adding Point Pleasant to Our Gazetteer ...
As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.
We originally found mention of Point Pleasant in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, we also found mention of Point Pleasant elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Point Pleasant on our Genealogy Page.
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.
Communities near Point Pleasant ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Point Pleasant.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Point Pleasant. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Point Pleasant.
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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Point Pleasant.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Point Pleasant. Our list includes 21 papers. See our Newspapers 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.
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This page was last modified: 12 May 2021