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
This three-story brick building was erected in Mount Pleasant in 1814 and was the first yearly Quaker meeting house west of the Alleghenies.
Garden Tours: first Saturday & Sunday of August, 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Admission: House only
Admission: Tour of Six Buildings
Groups of 20 or more and special events receive $1.00 discount
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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