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Churches in Mt. Pleasant - February 1865


Posted By: Pat Ryan White (email)
Date: 12/13/2013 at 17:46:11


There is probably no town in the west that can boast of more or better churches in proportion to population than Mt. Pleasant. We have five thousand inhabitants and seven large and commodious churches, namely: Methodist, Presbyterian, Congregational, Christian, Baptist, Universalist and Catholic. Besides these, the Methodists have a good congregation and support a minister at what is known as the College Charge, holding their services in the College Chapel. We also have a small but comfortable frame church which is occupied by the colored people, under the control of the Baptist denomination. The German Lutherans have a good congregation, support a minister and propose to have a church building soon. The same is true of the United Presbyterians. The Protestant Episcopal congregation have a small building which is inadequate to their wants, and they propose to erect a handsome edifice the coming season. During his recent trip East the Rev. Mr. Stout secured a little over $1,000 in aid of this object, with a promise of considerable more. etc. etc….

[“Home Journal”, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, Saturday, February 4, 1865, page 3]


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