St. Mary's in Pleasants County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
Pleasants County / State of Ohio
Formed in 1851 from Ritchie, Tyler, and Wood. Named for James Pleasants, governor of Virginia, 1822-1825, and United States Senator. This county is in the heart of the oil and gas producing territory and has many large wells.
State of Ohio
Named for the river, called by the Iroquois the "Beautiful River." Visited by La Salle in 1669-1670. Once part of the Northwest Territory. Settled at Marietta, 1788. Admitted to the Union, 1803. Home of eight United States Presidents.
Location. 39° 23.131′ N, 81° 12.675′ W. Marker is in St. Mary's, West Virginia, in Pleasants County. Marker is at the intersection of Carpenter Bridge and West Virginia Route 2, on the right when traveling west on Carpenter Bridge. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Saint Marys WV 26170, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hi Carpenter Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Mary's (approx. 0.4 miles away); Captain Gordon C. Greene / Captain Mary Becker Greene (approx. 1.1 miles away in Ohio); Vaucluse (approx. 1.3 miles away); Early Settlers (approx. 1.3 miles away); Frontier Boat Launch (approx. 6.2 miles away in Ohio); Dunmore’s Camp (approx. 9.6 miles away); James Riggs Family (approx. 12.1 miles away in Ohio). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Mary's.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 11, 2015, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 203 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 11, 2015, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.