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County
Titus
Region
Pineywoods
Population
2010 Census - 15,564
2000 Census - 13,935
Nearby
Towns
Mount Pleasant, Texas
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Mount Pleasant Texas History:
In 1846, Mount Pleasant was founded as the county seat of the newly established Titus County. John Binion Sr., Burrell Moore, Richard Moore, and L. Gilbertdonated the townsite. The Mount Vernon post office was established in 1847. The town began to grow after the Texas and St. Louis Railway built a line through the town in the early 1880s. In 1885, Mount Pleasant had a bank, three churches, steam flour mills and cotton gins, a weekly newspaper, a school and 800 residents. From 1908 to 1915 the town was a resort area known for its mineral springs. Major industries include poultry, livestock, garment manufacturing, oil services, lumber and feed milling. Today, Mount Pleasant is a commercial center for Titus, Morris, Franklin and Camp Counties. Mount Pleasant is located just east of Lake Bob Sandlin and Lake Monticello at the intersections of U.S. 271 (Jefferson Avenue), U.S. 67 (16th Street), IH-30 and SH 49 (Ferguson Road), 63 miles southwest of Texarkana, 59 miles northwest of Longview, 49.5 miles northwest of Jefferson, 39.7 miles northwest of Linden, 18 miles northwest of Daingerfield, 30 miles north of Gilmer, 11.4 miles north of Pittsburg, 47 miles northeast of Quitman, 31 miles northeast of Winnsboro, 38 miles east of Sulphur Springs, 57 miles southeast of Cooper and Jim Chapman Lake, 52 miles southeast of Paris at Pat Mayse Lake, 43 miles southeast of Clarksville, and 15.8 miles southeast of Mount Vernon, Texas. 
 
Titus County Courthouse, 1895:
The original courthouse was beautiful. The 1940 and 1962 remodeling jobs totally changed the appearance of the courthouse. A bell tower was built to house the original courthouse bell. The 2010 Titus County census was 32,334. (903) 577-6791. 100 West First Street, Mount Pleasant, TX 75455. Email    
 
Historic Mount Pleasant City Hall, 1918:
The old city jail cells are still in the building, but the doors have been removed. The vault that once held the city’s records is located near the front door. This building is now owned by the First Baptist Church, and is located at West Third Street and North Madison Avenue. (903) 572-3605.
 
Modern Western Museum:
This museum houses many exhibits pertaining to the “Olde West,” including a very large John Wayne collection. The museum is open for individual visits and group tours by appointment only. A small admission fee applies. (903) 572-9416. (903) 572-8567. 2717 Old Paris Road. Email
 
Titus County Courthouse Museum Display:
The glass showcase that once held the courthouse clock has been converted into a historical display housing rotating exhibits depicting the history of Titus County. (903) 577-6791. 100 West First Street, Mount Pleasant, TX 75455. Email 
 
Talco Historical Museum, Talco, Texas:
The museum is located in the old City Hall, Fire Station and Jail building in downtown Talco. Exhibits include Talco school system uniforms and artifacts, exhibits depicting the history of the Talco fire department, antique furniture, oil field artifacts and photos, local historical information and a collection of history books and news articles relating to the surrounding communities. Open Fri, 9am-noon; Sat, wpm-4pm. Contact numbers: (903) 379-3861; 3382/ 4221. (903) 572-8567. 400 Broad Street, Talco, Texas. Talco is located northeast of Mount Vernon on U.S. 271. Talco Texas Map; Click to Enlarge  Talco Area Map
 
Whatley Center for the Performing Arts, Northeast Texas Community College:
This performing arts center features a theatre with seating for 570. The lobby area doubles as an art gallery for student and visiting art shows. Other amenities include theatre and music classrooms. Art exhibits, and theatre and music performances are held throughout the year. The theater is available for event rentals. (903) 434-8182. Box Office: (903) 434-8181. The campus is located at 2886 FM1736 Chapel Hill Road, Mt. Pleasant. Email  Phone Contacts  Event Schedule  Campus Map
 
Willow Oak Art Center:
This gallery is owned and managed by the Mount Pleasant Art Society and is located in the former 1914 Oak Grove Church of Christ building. The Society hosts exhibits, classes and special events. The gallery is located on FM 1402. (903) 572-2710.
 
Northeast Texas Community College, Main Campus:
This college serves Camp, Morris and Titus Counties. It is located in a rural setting approximately 6 miles southeast of Mount Pleasant. (903) 434-8100. 800-870-0142. 2886 FM 1735 (Chapel Hill Road), Mount Pleasant, TX 75455. Campus Map
 
Northeast Texas Community College, Community Adult Education Center, Naples, TX:
(903) 897-2935. Classes are held at the Naples Civic Center. The Naples campus is located at 412 W.L. "Doc" Dodson Boulevard, (U.S. 67), Naples, Texas 75568. Naples Area Map  Naples Map; Click to Enlarge
 
Mount Pleasant Public Library:
The library provides traditional library programs, children, youth and adult programs, summer programs, audio books, public access computers with internet connections, and free Wi-Fi. Open Mon-Fri, 9am-6pm; Sat, 9am-1pm. (903) 575-4180. 601 N. Madison Avenue. Email