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Welcome to Mount Pleasant ...

The city of Mount Pleasant is located in Henry County<1> and is the County Seat for Henry County.



Mount Pleasant was established in 1835.

A typical abbreviation for Mount Pleasant: Mt. Pleasant

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Mount Pleasant has a population of 8,581 people<2> (see below for details).

The community of Mount Pleasant is 720 feet [219 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Mount Pleasant lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Mount Pleasant is within the boundaries of the (319) area code.

The ZIP code for Mount Pleasant: 52641<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Mount Pleasant had an population of 8,581 people. This is a decrease of 1% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 1.94% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Mount Pleasant had a population of 8,668 people (or 43.03% of the total population of Henry County). This makes Mount Pleasant the county's most populous community.

The population of Mount Pleasant represents 0.28% of the total population of Iowa (which has 3,046,355 people), making it the state's 45th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 8,668 people, the population of Mount Pleasant has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (which had a count of 8,751 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Mount Pleasant.

Communities Also Named Mount Pleasant ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 157 communities that are also named Mount Pleasant - they are located in Alabama (5), Arkansas (6), British Columbia, California, Delaware, Florida (2), Georgia (7), Illinois (3), Indiana (6), Kansas (4), Kentucky (2), Louisiana (3), Maryland (7), Massachusetts, Michigan (3), Mississippi (5), Missouri (4), New Brunswick, New Jersey (7), New York (5), North Carolina (10), Nova Scotia (5), Ohio (8), Ontario (8), Oregon, Pennsylvania (22), Prince Edward Island, Rhode Island, Saskatchewan, South Carolina, Tennessee (6), Texas (4), Utah, Vermont, Virginia (9), Washington (2), West Virginia and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Mount Pleasant.

Communities near Mount Pleasant ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Mount Pleasant.

  • New London
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New London have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New London
    • New London is located in Henry County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,825 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New London <6>
  • Winfield
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northeast)
  • Wayland
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wayland have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wayland
    • Wayland is located in Henry County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 930 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wayland <6>
  • West Point
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the south)
  • Danville
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Danville have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Danville
    • Danville is located in Des Moines County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 896 people
  • Morning Sun
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morning Sun have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morning Sun
    • Morning Sun is located in Louisa County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 781 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Morning Sun <6>
  • Salem
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Salem have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salem
    • Salem is located in Henry County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 380 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Salem <6>
  • Middletown
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Middletown
    • Middletown is located in Des Moines County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 335 people
  • Lockridge
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lockridge have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lockridge
    • Lockridge is located in Jefferson County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 281 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lockridge <6>
  • Stockport
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southwest)

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Mount Pleasant. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Mount Pleasant.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Mount Pleasant. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Mount Pleasant.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Mount Pleasant. Our list includes 28 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Mount Pleasant.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Mount Pleasant ...

Looking for more information about Mount Pleasant? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Mount Pleasant, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Mount Pleasant.

Adding Mount Pleasant to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Mount Pleasant in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Mount Pleasant was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Mount Pleasant post office opened in 1838.

We also found Mount Pleasant in the book titled U.S. Post Offices (Oct. 1846).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Mount Pleasant.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Mount Pleasant. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Henry County: www.co.henry.ia.us/

The official website for State of Iowa: https://www.iowa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Iowa's counties, including Henry, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Mount Pleasant.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Mount Pleasant - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Mount Pleasant). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Mount Pleasant or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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