Mount Pleasant, Iowa is located in southeast Iowa in Henry County. This friendly community is home to over 8,500 residents. Established in 1835, Mount Pleasant has grown to a city that is proud of its celebrated past and promising future.
History Nicknamed the "Athens of Iowa," Mount Pleasant is known for its history and steady flow of legendary speakers in the mid-19 th century including Frederick Douglas, Anna Elizabeth Dickinson and Sojourner Truth. Education has also played an important role in the history of Mount Pleasant. Iowa Wesleyan University, founded in 1842, is the oldest coeducational university west of the Mississippi River. Alumni include Arabella Babb Mansfield, first woman in the US to be allowed to practice law; Dr. James Van Allen, principal investigator for the Explorer I and Explorer III ; Dr. Peggy Whitson, first woman to command the international space station; and Dr. Thomas Poulter, chief scientist on two Antarctic expeditions.
Mount Pleasant Community Mount Pleasant continues to excel in education. The district enrolls over 2,000 students in seven facilities - making it one of Iowa's largest public school systems. A challenging curriculum focuses on technology, math, reading and science. Students in the district score above the national and state averages for education. Victorian-era homes line the main streets and several are listed on the National Register of Historic Place. Mount Pleasant also has seen a surge in new construction over the past ten years. The community also has starter homes, farms and senior focused and assisted living options available. Click here if you are interested in finding out more about Mount Pleasant real estate.
Attractions and Entertainment Mount Pleasant is also home to the Midwest Old Thresher's Reunion. The five-day event attracts crowds over 100,000 people annually. The Midwest Old Thresher's Reunion dates back to the 1950's and pays tribute to the agricultural heritage in the Midwest. Live-action displays take place around steam engines, tractors, classic cars and even an electric trolley. Food and live music are also available for guests to enjoy.
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