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Pleasants County

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1797

Pleasants County saw its first permanent settlers.

Other events that happened on or around 1797

1843

Alexander H. Creel established a river port village near present St. Marys, in Pleasants County

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1848

A massive fire and flood doomed Creel's village to an early death

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1849

Alexander Creel bought back land he had previously sold and established the city of St. Marys

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May 15, 1851

Pleasants County was created from portions of Wood, Ritchie, and Tyler counties.

1864

Bazel Childers developed a system for fracturing the oil bearing rock to increase production.

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1882

The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad decided to extend down the Ohio from Wheeling to Parkersburg.

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1913

The Ohio Valley Refining Company was established at St. Marys

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1946

American Cyanamid established plant at Willow Island

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Apr 27, 1978

Scaffolding at Willow Island power plant collapsed, killing 51 men.

1987

The Ohio Valley Refining Company was closed

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2000

The population of Pleasants County was 7,514

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2002

Dominion Hope Gas Company opened a gas-fired electricity generating plant at Bull Creek

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