Welcome to Mt. Pleasant in Henry County, home to Iowa Wesleyan University for 181 years. This page is designed to be a communication avenue as the campus of Iowa Wesleyan University finds its next purpose.
Mount Pleasant and Henry County are flush with hardworking and loyal employees, dedicated community leaders, numerous volunteers and interested citizens, all aspiring to make the Mount Pleasant area unique. We have worked to preserve our heritage, to the President Abraham Lincoln connection with Mount Pleasant Senator James Harlan; to the preservation of the boyhood home of world-renowned scientist Dr. James Van Allen. Splendid old homes and buildings are found throughout the older parts of town. The Midwest Old Threshers Theatre and Museum, the Midwest Old Threshers Reunion, and The Midwest Central Railroad bring the past to life, encouraging the celebration of our rural and small-town heritage during special occasions and every Labor Day Weekend.
Building on past endeavors, the community has many accomplishments. Everyone has played an integral part in providing a can-do environment for development and employment opportunities. We will continue with the same positive outlook and look forward to a new purpose of the campus of Iowa Wesleyan University.
Imagine what Mt. Pleasant will be....