Mount Pleasant, Jefferson Co., Ohio

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Mount Pleasant is a village located in the southern most part of Jefferson County, Ohio. Its close proximity to the Ohio River and Wheeling, (West) Virginia helped to make it a stronghold for the abolitionist Quakers who helped thousands of escaped slaves reach freedom through the Underground Railroad. It is a National Historic Landmark with 41 historic buildings still standing, most of them still in use and privately owned.
The Tin Shop, Mount Pleasant, OhioThe Tin ShopMount Pleasant, OhioThe Tin Shop located at 276 Union Street was built in the 1840's. Over the years it has served many purposes including a grocery, a music store and...Hicksite Quaker Meeting House, Jefferson County, OhioHicksite Quaker Meeting HouseJefferson County, OhioThe Short Creek Hicksite Quaker Meeting House located outside of Mt Pleasant in Emerson (New Trenton). One of a few remaining in the truncated...Dr. A. J. Alexander House, Mount Pleasant, OhioDr. A. J. Alexander HouseMount Pleasant, OhioDr. A. J. Alexander House, 246 Union Street, built 1849.Dr Alexander was the pastor for the Scotch Ridge Presbyterian Church outside of Mt Pleasant.Sarah Hope House, Mount Pleasant, OhioSarah Hope HouseMount Pleasant, OhioSarah Hope House, 177 Union Street, built c 1850 with an addition added in 1884. Sarah was the daughter of William and Elizabeth Hope of Adena.Samuel Israel/Alexander/Mitchell House, Mount Pleasant, OhioSamuel Israel/Alexander/Mitchell HouseMount Pleasant, OhioResearch suggests the house at 171 Union Street was built for Samuel Israel ca. 1814- 1816.A. E. Withrow House, Mount Pleasant, OhioA. E. Withrow HouseMount Pleasant, OhioThe A. E. Withrow House at 151 Union Street was built in the mid- 19th century.M. Alexander House, Mount Pleasant, OhioM. Alexander HouseMount Pleasant, OhioM. Alexander house, 81 Union Street, built in 1893.D. Milner Harness Shop, Mount Pleasant, OhioD. Milner Harness ShopMount Pleasant, OhioDavid N. Milner home, his harness shop stood behind in a building that first served as a tavern. His home, shown here, was built 1850-1860, 198...S. J. Miller House, Mount Pleasant, OhioS. J. Miller HouseMount Pleasant, OhioThe home of S. J. Miller, a stonemason, 218 Union Street, built 1837, is faced with tooled sandstone blocks. A number of the ornate sandstone...Carothers House, Mount Pleasant, OhioCarothers HouseMount Pleasant, OhioIn spite of its modern appearance this quaint little cottage at 134 Union Street was built in 1850. One of Robert Caruthers' descendants lived...S. King House, Mount Pleasant, OhioS. King HouseMount Pleasant, Ohio157 Union St, Built in 1875, home of Job Smith KingEthel Beem House, Mount Pleasant, OhioEthel Beem HouseMount Pleasant, OhioHome of Ethel Beem, 71 Union Street built 1875. Ethel was the daughter of John H Beem and Elizabeth Zeher. From 20th Century History of...W. Wilson House, Mount Pleasant, OhioW. Wilson HouseMount Pleasant, OhioW. Wilson House, built 1856. 65 Union Street. The Wilson family were Quakers and among the earliest settlers in Mt Pleasant.E. Rice House, Mount Pleasant, OhioE. Rice HouseMount Pleasant, Ohio78 Union Street, home of E. Rice, built 1869Methodist Cemetery, Mount Pleasant, OhioMethodist CemeteryMount Pleasant, OhioThe Methodist Cemetery dates to 1815 and contains the burials of several early Mt. Pleasant residents.Kirk-Dilworth Row Houses, Mount Pleasant, OhioKirk-Dilworth Row HousesMount Pleasant, OhioThis stretch of brick row houses celebrates its bicentennial in 2015. 191-199 and 205 Union St. Known as the Kirk-Dilwoth Row Houses. The home on...Ohio Yearly Meeting House, Mount Pleasant, OhioOhio Yearly Meeting HouseMount Pleasant, OhioOhio Yearly Meeting House is the most significant building in the village both architecturally and historically. Built 1814-15 from locally fired...John H. Mercer House, Mount Pleasant, OhioJohn H. Mercer HouseMount Pleasant, OhioJohn H. Mercer House, 391 Union St. Built c 1850 and updated in 1884. Mercer served as superintendent of the Union Sabbath School from 1849 to to...Free Labor Store/ Benjamin Lundy / Isaac Parker Home, Mount Pleasant, OhioFree Labor Store/ Benjamin Lundy / Isaac Parker HomeMount Pleasant, OhioA National Historic Landmark. 506 Union Street. Locally known as the Benjamin Lundy Home. Dr. Isaac Parker owned the property from 1815 until 1843....Samuel Gill House, Mount Pleasant, OhioSamuel Gill HouseMount Pleasant, OhioSamuel Gill House, 486 Union St, built c 1846. Gill was a banker by trade and built this house in 1846 after razing the older home built in 1816....
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            @Aaron D. Hunt - you would love this list!
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            The 2016 Historic Mount Pleasant Annual Tour will be held Aug. 6 (10 am-6 pm) and Aug. 7 (1pm - 5pm). 1-800-752-2631. We would love for you to visit our 19th century vintage Underground Railroad village.
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            The 2016 Historic Mount Pleasant Annual Tour will be held Aug. 6 (10am-6pm) & Aug. 7 (1pm-5pm). 1-800-752-2631.
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            My mother's hometown. i when there to live when I was born in 1942. Our grandfather and grandmother, Ralph and Grace Gorsuch, lived there whole lives there. He owned the Tin Shop. I go back there as often as I can. It is a wonderful old town. We have about 8 generations of family buried there.
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