Mason, West Virginia

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Mason, also known as Mason City[3] is a town in Mason County, West Virginia, in the United States. The population was 1,064 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Point Pleasant, WV–OH Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Mason was initially known as Waggener's Bottom. It was chartered by the Virginia General Assembly in 1856, and named for Mason County, which was named for George Mason,[4] a delegate to the U.S. Constitutional Convention.

Mrs. Joanie S. Strode became the first female mayor in West Virginia when she was appointed in her husband's place in 1932. She served as the mayor of Mason until the end of her husband's term in 1933.[citation needed]


Phone Numbers

Town Hall: 304-773-5200
Police: 304-773-5201


Mason is located at 39°1′11″N 82°1′51″W / 39.01972°N 82.03083°W / 39.01972; -82.03083 (39.019760, -82.030952),[5] along the Ohio River.[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.5 km² (0.6 mi²), all land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,064 people, 475 households, and 317 families residing in the town. The population density was 733.6/km² (1,900.8/mi²). There were 535 housing units at an average density of 368.9/km² (955.8/mi²). The racial makeup of the town was 96.71% White, 0.09% African American, 1.60% Native American, 0.28% Asian, and 1.32% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.47% of the population.

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