Pleasants County History Heroes!


     Lifelong Pleasants County resident and historian, Walter S. Carpenter, was honored on May 26, 2001 at the dedication of the Walter S. Carpenter Genealogy Room at the Pleasants County Public Library.

     Mr. Carpenter is the President of the Pleasants County Historical Society and has long been regarded as the leading authority on the county's history. As online researcher, Mike Bailey, once said, "There is a wealth of historical and genealogical information in Pleasants County - - and most of it is in Mr. Carpenter's head!"

     The new genealogy room, previously a storage area, has been decorated with old pictures of local interest. It will be the repository for all things pertinent to genealogy and history in Pleasants County.

     Note: After a lifetime of service to the community, Mr. Walter Carpenter died on July 30, 2016.

2013 - Pleasants County Historical Society Photograph Index
(& ordering information)

The Isaac Davis Family of Pleasants County, West Virginia
Hardesty's History of Pleasants County
Pemberton's History of Pleasants County
Pleasants County Churches - Thru 1980
Pleasants County Deed Index
Pioneer Nurses of West Virginia
Rocker Talk
Hendrickson Reunion (date unknown)
Elda Keefer's Ruckman Ancestors
A Biography of Lawrence E. Alley, Sr.
St. Marys Hotel Fire, 1901
Matheny Family Photos
"New" Post Office, circa 1938
The Hi Carpenter Bridge
Raven Rock Hill
The Oakey Miller Family
The Family of Robert H. Campbell, Owner of "Bob's Place"
Rededication Ceremony, Corporal Calvert
Wagner Family of Shawnee
Browse Family Papers
History of the William Rea, Sr. Family
The Cain House
Open Sesame W.Va. Question & Answer Book
Borland Hotel
How Far to Hebron
The Gorrell Family
Virginia Lenna Jones Brown
The Powell Family of Early Pleasants County
History of Pleasants County - Tyler Gazette Industrial
General History of Pleasants County
St. Marys Map, 1899
Pleasants County Map
Barkwills In St. Marys
A Home For The Homeless
Grape Island
Memories of St. Marys
The McTaggart Family
The Williamson Family Reunion, 1929
Forts of West Virginia
The John E. Cunningham Family
The Stout Family
Post Offices & Postmasters of Pleasants County
The Boley Family
The McTaggart Families of Pleasants County, W.Va.
Pleasants County, W.Va. Schools
Dedication, Dewey Avenue Church of Christ, 1909
Ground-breaking, Dewey Avenue Church of Christ, 1958
Hall-Reynolds-Wilson-Bills-Roby Family
LaRue Family Hosts Historical Society, August 26, 2001
Adams-Bailey Family

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