Named from location on beautifully wooded hills. In early 1900s
town attracted resort visitors to red mineral springs nearby.
Today, commercial center for farming, livestock and oil. Home
of Northeast Texas Community College, a three-county (Camp, Morris,
Titus) college; rural campus is near Chappell Hill.
Mount Pleasant is a Texas Main Street City and in 1993 was named
"One of the 100 Best Small Towns in America."
Visitors enjoy access to three nearby reservoirs famed for outstanding
bass, crappie and catfish fishing: Lakes Bob Sandlin, Monticello
and Welsh. In recent years, state records for largemouth bass
have been set at two of the lakes; state and national bass tourneys
held at the other. The Kountry Korner store at F.M. 127 &
F.M. 2882 can verify large bass caught in nearby lakes with some
2,000 photographs displayed of bass caught weighing 7 lbs. or
more. For additional information on shopping , accommodations,
and restaurants contact the Mt. Pleasant-Titus County Chamber
of Commerce at 1605 N. Jefferson, 903/572-8567.
BOB SANDLIN STATE PARK
MOUNT PLEASANT ART CENTER/GALLERY
MOUNT PLEASANT HISTORICAL MUSEUM
- FLOREY-MERIWETHER HOME-Built by W.H. Florey, developer
of the Dellwood Resort Hotel, in 1912. The home is a double galleried
Colonial Revival home. The Meriwethers, current residents, have
furnished the historic house with family antiques. Open daily
(advance notice required). Admission. 702 South Lide St. 903/572-8567.
- BOB SANDLIN STATE PARK-640-acre park offers full range
of day use and overnight camping facilities, including picnic
sites, screened shelters, trails, boat ramp an fishing pier. 12
miles south of Mount Pleasant on F.M. 127 and F.M. 21.
- DELLWOOD PARK-Twenty-five acres in wooded area where
mineral springs resort once stood. Picnicking and playground
area, tennis courts, swimming pool, tennis courts and picturesque
small stream; off Texas 49 east.
- MOUNT PLEASANT ART CENTER/GALLERY-Housed in small 85-year-old
church, the center has two galleries with paintings in oils, watercolor,
and pastels, as well as a collection of hand-painted china and
pottery. Open Mon., Tues.. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Thurs. 10 a.m. -
noon. Approximately 3 1/2 miles north of I-30 on F. M. 1402.
- MOUNT PLEASANT HISTORICAL MUSEUM-A collection of photographs
from original pioneers of town; also Caddo Indian artifacts, old
farm implements, and other items of interest. Open Mon. 1 - 6
p.m., Tues. - Fri. 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. 213
- PLEASANT JAMBOREE-Housed in former Martin Theater built
in 1913 which at one time was only theater between Texarkana and
Dallas. Photos of old theater to present time displayed in lobby.
Each Saturday features live country/Western stage show with local
and area entertainers. Performances begin at 8 p.m. At 112 W.
Third St. For Information, 903/572-2936.
- TANKERSLEY GARDENS-A five-acre garden on Tankersley
Creek consists of more tan 100 species of plants. The garden
includes walking paths, foot bridges, and sitting areas. Especially
pretty in spring. Open Mar. 1st - Oct.
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