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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>


Saint Marys was established in 1849.

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).

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

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 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 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 is located in Washington County (OH)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,364 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marietta <7>
  • Vienna
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the west)
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Vienna
    • Vienna is located in Wood County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,028 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vienna <7>
  • Williamstown
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the west)
  • Harrisville
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast)
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Harrisville
    • Harrisville is located in Ritchie County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,664 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harrisville <7>
  • Sistersville
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast)
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Sistersville
    • Sistersville is located in Tyler County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,267 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sistersville <7>
  • Pennsboro
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast)
  • Matamoras
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast)
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Matamoras
    • Matamoras is located in Washington County (OH)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 860 people
  • North Hills
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the west)
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for North Hills
    • North Hills is located in Wood County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 766 people
  • Middlebourne
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast)
  • Lowell
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northwest)
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Lowell
    • Lowell is located in Washington County (OH)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 529 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lowell <7>

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.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Saint Marys was in the book titled 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, see References and Mentions for Saint Marys.

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 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>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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