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Welcome to Point Pleasant ...

The city of Point Pleasant is located in Mason County<1> 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).<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.

  • Gallipolis [Gallia County]
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    • Gallipolis [Gallia County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the southwest of Point Pleasant
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,556 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gallipolis
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gallipolis<7>
  • Middleport [Meigs County]
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    • Middleport [Meigs County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the north of Point Pleasant
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,408 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Middleport have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middleport
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Middleport<7>
  • Pomeroy [Meigs County]
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    • Pomeroy [Meigs County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the northeast of Point Pleasant
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,757 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pomeroy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pomeroy
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pomeroy<7>
  • New Haven [Mason County]
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    • New Haven [Mason County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the northeast of Point Pleasant
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,464 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Haven
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Haven<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Buffalo [Putnam County]
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      • Buffalo [Putnam County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southeast of Point Pleasant
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,260 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buffalo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Buffalo<7>
    • Mason [Mason County]
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      • Mason [Mason County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the northeast of Point Pleasant
      • Estimated population in 2019: 936 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mason have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mason
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mason<7>
    • Syracuse [Meigs County]
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      • Syracuse [Meigs County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the northeast of Point Pleasant
      • Estimated population in 2019: 816 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Syracuse have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Syracuse
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Syracuse<7>
    • Rio Grande [Gallia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rio Grande
      • Rio Grande [Gallia County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the west of Point Pleasant
      • Estimated population in 2019: 781 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rio Grande
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rio Grande<7>
    • Racine [Meigs County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Racine
      • Racine [Meigs County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northeast of Point Pleasant
      • Estimated population in 2019: 664 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Racine have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Racine
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Racine<7>
    • Hartford City [Mason County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hartford City
      • Hartford City [Mason County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the northeast of Point Pleasant
      • Estimated population in 2019: 594 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hartford City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hartford City

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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in West Virginia

About Mason County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Point Pleasant. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of West Virginia: https://www.wv.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of West Virginia's counties, including Mason, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Point Pleasant.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Point Pleasant - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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, we've provided the following link: 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       In this case, the coordinates for Point Pleasant have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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