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Pleasants County West Virginia Historical Markers

 
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By Mike Wintermantel, January 11, 2015
Early Settlers Marker
West Virginia (Pleasants County), St. Mary's — Early Settlers
In 1790, the La Rue brothers, Frenchmen, built homes in Pleasants County. Isaac settled on Middle Island Creek. Jacob had a home on Middle Island and a mill on Broad Run. Graves of his family are on Middle Island. — Map (db m80243) HM
West Virginia (Pleasants County), St. Mary's — Hi Carpenter Bridge
Dedicated to Hiram A. Carpenter In recognition of his vision for his progress and prosperity of the Ohio Valley.... he proved, in 1928, that dreams build bridges — Map (db m80245) HM
West Virginia (Pleasants County), St. Mary's — Pleasants County / State of Ohio
Side A Pleasants County 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 . . . — Map (db m80244) HM
West Virginia (Pleasants County), St. Mary's — St. Mary's
Established as a town, 1851, by Alexander H. Creel on land originally granted to Henry Thomas, Revolutionary soldier, in 1785. Creel built the "Cain House", which became one of the most famous of the Ohio River taverns. — Map (db m80246) HM
West Virginia (Pleasants County), St. Mary's — Vaucluse
Named for the French town which was made famous by the poet, Petrarch. It was established in 1837 by Alexander H. Creel and was the business center of a large area until St. Marys became the county seat. — Map (db m80247) HM

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