Mt. Pleasant

The Eastern Cabarrus County town of Mount Pleasant dates back to the colonial times of the mid-18th Century. Settled by Pennsylvania Germans around 1750, the community was called "Mount Comfort."

By the time of its incorporation in 1859, Mount Comfort became Mount Pleasant. The 'Mount' comes from being at a high point between Adams and Buffalo Creek, the 'Pleasant' because of the enjoyable and picturesque surroundings.

Today, Mount Pleasant is a town of about 1700 residents. However, as the metro Charlotte area continues to grow, Mount Pleasant will grow along with it.

Moose Pharmacy has been a Mount Pleasant institution since 1882.

Downtown Mount Pleasant has a variety of unique shops and restaurants.  A coffee shop, bakery, barber shop, and multiple restaurants are within walking distance from the main intersection of Highway 73 (Franklin) and Main Streets.  Since 1882, the corner of Franklin and Main has been home to the A.W. Moose Pharmacy. The four-generation-old family-run pharmacy now has seven locations in small towns throughout the Southern Piedmont.

Community mural celebrating the former Mont Amonea Female Seminary.

One of the many things that will catch your eye traveling through Mount Pleasant is the murals that depict the town's history. One mural links Mount Pleasant's past with the Lutheran Church. Mount Pleasant was home to two Lutheran seminaries. The Mount Pleasant Collegiate Institute was a junior college for men that operated from 1903-1933. Before that, it was known as the North Carolina College, which opened in 1859. In addition, the Mont Amonea Female Seminary was another Lutheran seminary calling Mount Pleasant home from 1859 to 1927.

Today, the main building on the former campus of the North Carolina College is home to the Eastern Cabarrus Historical Society

Down South on Main was the business winner of the 2023 Town of Mount Pleasant Holiday Decorating Contest.

Mount Pleasant hosts an annual Fall Craft Festival, Independence Celebration, and multiple Christmas events, including tree lighting, parade, and decoration contests.

All photos taken by post author - December 23, 2023.

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