Fanning's Illustrated Gazetteer of the United States.... (New York: Phelps, Fanning & Co., 1853), 211.
MASON COUNTY, situated on the northwesterly boundary of Virginia, with Ohio river on the northwest, and traversed by Great Kanawha river. Area, 875 square miles. Face of the country hilly; soil near the rivers fertile. Seat of justice Point Pleasant. Pop. in 1810, 1,991; in 1820, 4,868; in 1830, 6,534; in 1840, 6,777; in 1850, 7,539.