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Welcome to Saint Marys ...

The city of Saint Marys is located in Pleasants County<1> and is the County Seat for Pleasants County.

The location of Saint Marys has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

When the people of Saint Marys refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Saint Marysite<3>

A typical abbreviation for Saint Marys: St. Marys

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Saint Marys has a population of 1,753 people<4> (see below for details).

Saint Marys was established in 1849.

The community of Saint Marys is 660 feet [201 m] above sea level.<5>.

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

Telephone area codes for Saint Marys: (304) and (681)<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Saint Marys had an population of 1,753 people. This is a decrease of 5.75% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 13.09% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Saint Marys had a population of 1,860 people (which is 24.46% of the total population of Pleasants County). This makes Saint Marys the county's most populous community.

The population of Saint Marys represents 0.1% of the total population of West Virginia (which has 1,852,994 people), making it the state's 64th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,860 people, the population of Saint Marys decreased 7.78% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 2,017 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Saint Marys.

Communities Also Named Saint Marys ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 30 communities that are also named Saint Marys - they are located in Alaska, Colorado (2), Florida, Georgia, Illinois (2), Indiana (3), Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky, Michigan, Nevada, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia (3), Ohio, Ontario (2), Pennsylvania (2), South Dakota, Tennessee (2), Texas and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Saint Marys.

Communities near Saint Marys ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Saint Marys.

  • Marietta (13 miles [20.9 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marietta
    • Marietta lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the west of Saint Marys and is located in Washington County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,364 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marietta
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marietta<8>
  • Vienna (19 miles [30.6 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vienna
    • Vienna lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the west of Saint Marys and is located in Wood County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,028 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vienna have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vienna
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vienna<8>
  • Williamstown (13 miles [20.9 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Williamstown
    • Williamstown lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the west of Saint Marys and is located in Wood County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,860 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williamstown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Williamstown<8>
  • Harrisville (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harrisville
    • Harrisville lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the southeast of Saint Marys and is located in Ritchie County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,664 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harrisville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrisville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harrisville<8>
  • Sistersville (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sistersville
    • Sistersville lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the northeast of Saint Marys and is located in Tyler County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,267 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sistersville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sistersville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sistersville<8>
  • Pennsboro (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pennsboro
    • Pennsboro lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the southeast of Saint Marys and is located in Ritchie County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,018 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pennsboro
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pennsboro<8>
  • Matamoras (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Matamoras
    • Matamoras lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<7> to the northeast of Saint Marys and is located in Washington County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 860 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Matamoras have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Matamoras
  • North Hills (17 miles [27.4 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Hills
    • North Hills lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the west of Saint Marys and is located in Wood County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 766 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Hills
  • Middlebourne (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Middlebourne
    • Middlebourne lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the northeast of Saint Marys and is located in Tyler County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 731 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Middlebourne have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middlebourne
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Middlebourne<8>
  • Lowell (18 miles [29 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lowell
    • Lowell lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the northwest of Saint Marys and is located in Washington County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 529 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lowell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lowell
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lowell<8>

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 Saint Marys. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Saint Marys.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Saint Marys. 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 Saint Marys.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Saint Marys. Our list includes 7 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Saint Marys.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Saint Marys ...

Looking for more information about Saint Marys? 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 Saint Marys, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Saint Marys.

Adding Saint Marys to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Saint Marys in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Saint Marys was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Saint Marys on a map titled Rand McNally Map of West Virginia (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Saint Marys on our Genealogy Page.

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

Mentions & References for Saint Marys

Cities, Towns and Villages of West Virginia

About Pleasants County

About West Virginia

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Saint Marys. 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 Pleasants, 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>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Saint Marys refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Saint Marys may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Saint Marys.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Saint Marys - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).
<7>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Saint Marys) 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 Saint Marys. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Saint MarysOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Saint Marys. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.3938, Longitude: -81.2031       In this case, the coordinates for Saint Marys have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<8>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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