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Mt. Pleasant History

Mt Pleasant Township  was originally part of Short Creek,  and was formed from it March, 3, 1807. Short Creek was one out of the first five townships formed in Jefferson County. This township figures more largely in Jefferson County history than any other.  It has 18 sections and is located in the southwestern corner of the county, which is named from “the village already established.”  In 1800 it became a prominent Quaker (or Friends) settlement.  Some early surnames found there are: Carothers, Thomas, Dunlap, McCune, Tygart, McKee, Robinson, Pollock, Chambers, Scott, Updegraff, Finney, and Weatherton.

"Last Sunday was a great day in town. The shops and everything was open and the Street full of Melon and Gingerbread Wagons.... If you know what a fair is like in Ireland, you know very near what it was like here last Sunday... You would never see the like of before. Tell Bill about it I wish you were here."

-- Jesse Spencer of Mt. Pleasant,
Describing the annual meeting time, 1846


Quaker Meeting House links to Ohio Pix database   page, AL01021 This three-story brick building was erected in Mount Pleasant in 1814 and was the first yearly Quaker meeting house west of the Alleghenies.

Capable of holding 2,000 persons, the building contains an auditorium with a balcony. The auditorium can be divided into two rooms by lowering a wooden partition; when the building was actively used by Quakers, men and women met separately. Jesse Thomas and Robert Carothers laid out Mount Pleasant in 1803. It soon became an important market for Quaker settlers. The Mount Pleasant meeting house was used regularly until 1909.


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April - October By Appointment Only

Garden Tours: first Saturday & Sunday of August, 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.


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Admission: House only

OHS Members FREE
Adults $3.00
Children 6 - 12 $1.50

Admission: Tour of Six Buildings

OHS Members $7.00
Adults $7.00
Students $4.00

Groups of 20 or more and special events receive $1.00 discount


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Location

Quaker Meeting House is on the southwest edge of Mount Pleasant, in Jefferson County, a few blocks north of the intersection of State Route 150 and State Route 647.

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General Information

Quaker Meeting House
Mount Pleasant Historical Society
Union & Concord
State Route 150 & State Route 647
Mt. Pleasant, OH 43939

Phone:
740-769-2893
1-800-752-2631 (toll free)

Site Manager:
S. Sawchuk

Betty Hout, contact person -  740- 765-4834.

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