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Mount Pleasant, a small city with the population of 4500, is located in the beautiful rolling countryside of Middle Tennessee. Within an hour's drive of Nashville, Mount Pleasant is just close enough to visit the big city, but far enough away to retain our small town charm. A traffic jam in Mount Pleasant means getting stuck behind Mr. Yoder’s fruit wagon or pulling off to the side of the road in respect for the occasional funeral procession. (Yes, we still do that!)
With our Historic Downtown Business district and beautiful neighborhoods listed on the National Historic Registry, Mount Pleasant takes great pride in its rich heritage. In its early years as the “Phosphate Capital of the World,” Mount Pleasant had the reputation of being a rough and tumble mining town, but by 1906 had become a city of paved street, electric lights, and commercial brick buildings. A stop at the Mount Pleasant Museum of Local History will allow you to experience our history firsthand.
Great neighborhoods, low crime rates, good schools, and the best people in the world make Mount Pleasant a wonderful place to live, work, and raise a family. Mount Pleasant is a place where porch sitting has become an art form... where takin’ it easy, solving the world’s problems and watchin’ fireflies are all given equal attention on a warm summer night.
Mount Pleasant is a special place…
"as soon as you get here, you’ll be glad you came."
Stillhouse Hollow Falls
Natchez Trace Wine Trail
Stillhouse Hollow Falls is a 90-acre state natural area located approximately 10 miles southwest of Mount Pleasant, TN off Hwy US 43. The natural area is on the Western Highland Rim in the Duck River watershed. (Learn More)
Spirits and wine along the Natchez trace have a long and treasured history. Landlocked farmers needed a port to ship their produce to markets.Today the adventure continues along the Natchez Trace Wine Trail. Relive the history and romance of the trace while enjoying the same wine that added to the reputation and traditions from this unique chapter in American History. (Learn More)
No big superstar was born in Mount Pleasant, Tennessee...
We can’t lay claim to the “Birth of the Blues.” But like millions of unknown musicians that play in bands or sing backup for the stars, Mount Pleasant represents small town America where Americana Music was born and raised.
With front porches as their stage and family and friends as their audiences, the roots of Americana music started in small towns like ours and spread to the big cities.
So come to Mount Pleasant, where we celebrate the amazing undiscovered musicians who are waiting for that big break, and playing just for the love of the music. You never know... the musician you see here today may be the next big star of tomorrow.
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Mount Pleasant Fire Department
Population - 4,579 (2012)
Area - 11 square miles
Average Temperature - 68º
Average Rainfall - 4.5 inches per month
Median Income - $31,914
Water - Natural Springs
Heating - Natural Gas & Electricity
Maury Regional Medical Center - 10 Miles
Columbia State Community College - 12 Miles
State Parks - (2) 20-30 Miles
City Parks (5)
County Parks (2)
“PAINT THE TOWN” is an annual juried plein air competition in Mount Pleasant, Tennessee.
Plein air painting, is a phrase borrowed from the French and means "open (in full) air". It is used to
describe the act of "painting what the eye actually sees" where a painter reproduces the actual visual
conditions seen at the time of the painting.
Visit our shops, restaurants, historic neighbors, and our parks and interact with the artists
while they create their “Mount Pleasant Moment”.
This one-day event is open to all artists, with two categories: Over 18 yrs and Under 18.
Application & Instructions
May 19, 2018
More than $1,000 in Prizes