A Rich History

On May 10, 1788, a tract of land containing 236 acres plus allowances and situated about one mile east of the present town of Hickory was patented to one Matthew Hillis, and the patent name given to this tract was “Mount Pleasant”. At that time, the area comprised within the present Township of Mount Pleasant was an almost unbroken wilderness. Quite a number of people had already located here, but the clearing of the forests had only begun. However, the elevation of the land, the richness of the soil and the excellent drainage provided by Chartiers Creek, Raccoon Creek and Cross Creek had attracted a good class of settlers.

Park Pavilions

The Township has four pavilions available for rent between May-September. Call the township at 724-356-7974 or reserve your pavilion online for the season. Learn more about our pavilion rentals, the park rules, the reservation policy and cancellation policy here.

Lower Pavilion

Lions Den Pavilion

Southview Pavilion

Westland Pavilion


A draft Mount Pleasant Township Zoning Ordinance and Zoning Map are available online and at the Mount Pleasant Township Office for public inspection and comments.  Comments must be made on forms provided.  Forms, map & draft ordinance are located on the Boards & Commission Page under Planning Commission and also at the Mount Pleasant Township Office.

POLICE OFFICER – Full Time Mt. Pleasant Township

Applications are being accepted for full-time police officer candidates. Applications, minimum job requirements, and testing information can be obtained at the Municipal Building, 31 McCarrell Rd., Hickory, between the hours of 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., Mon-Fri. Completed applications will be accepted until April 28, 2017, along with a $40 application fee at which time the physical/written test location and date will be provided.

Mt. Pleasant Township is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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