Introduction to Mount Pleasant, Texas
Mount Pleasant History
Mount Pleasant was initially occupied by the Caddo Indians. It was first settled in the 1830s and became the county seat of the newly formed Titus County, in 1846, the main cash crops of the area were cotton and corn. The city also served as a confederate transportation depot during the Civil War. The first railroads arrived in Mount Pleasant in the 1870s. The city was incorporated on September 17, 1900. T. C. Hutchings became the first mayor of Mount Pleasant.
Mount Pleasant and nearby Attractions
- Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
- Legends and Lawless Museum
- Dellwood Park
- Mount Pleasant Historical Museum
- Franklin County Museum
- Florey - Meriwether Home
Things To Do In Mount Pleasant
Mount Pleasant offers numerous recreational facilities both for its residents and visitors. The Oaklawn Park, Jurney Park, Fair Park, Sam Parker Field, and Edwards Park are some of the local parks and playgrounds. At Dellwood Park you can relax on the deck that overlooks a beautiful reflecting pond. The Legends and Lawless Museum, Daingerfield State Park, and Flight of the Phoenix Aviation Museum are also worth visiting.
Mount Pleasant Transportation
Flights can be availed from Cox Field Airport.
Mount Pleasant Higher Education
Northeast Texas Community College is the local college. Tyler Junior College, The University of Texas at Tyler, and Kilgore College also offer higher educational facilities.