“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Henry County, Iowa

Clickable Map of Henry County, Iowa and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Henry County, IA (13) Des Moines County, IA (3) Jefferson County, IA (1) Lee County, IA (25) Louisa County, IA (2) Van Buren County, IA (3) Washington County, IA (3)  HenryCounty(13) Henry County (13)  DesMoinesCounty(3) Des Moines County (3)  JeffersonCounty(1) Jefferson County (1)  LeeCounty(25) Lee County (25)  LouisaCounty(2) Louisa County (2)  VanBurenCounty(3) Van Buren County (3)  WashingtonCounty(3) Washington County (3)
Mount Pleasant is the county seat for Henry County
Adjacent to Henry County, Iowa
      Des Moines County (3)  
      Jefferson County (1)  
      Lee County (25)  
      Louisa County (2)  
      Van Buren County (3)  
      Washington County (3)  
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1 Iowa, Henry County, Mount Pleasant — Belle Babb Mansfield
Commitment to Educational Excellence Born August 23, 1846, Bell Babb Mansfield moved to Mount Pleasant — known as “the Athens of Iowa” — in 1860. At Iowa Wesleyan University, she earned the B.A. in 1866, M.A. in 1870, and LL.D. in 1872. . . . Map (db m177823) HM
2 Iowa, Henry County, Mount Pleasant — Das Deutsches Kollegium(The German College) — 1873-1909 —
Established by the Southwest German Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church in affiliation with Iowa Wesleyan College for the theological training of German Methodist ministers to serve area German-speaking churches Historical marker erected in . . . Map (db m177879) HM
3 Iowa, Henry County, Mount Pleasant — Harlan HotelBuilt in 1857
Home of James Harlan, 1857-1873 Pres., Iowa Wesleyan University, 1853-1855 United States Senator, 1855-1865; 1867-1872 Secretary of the Interior, 1865-1866Map (db m177889) HM
4 Iowa, Henry County, Mount Pleasant — Henry County Court HouseBuilt in 1912
has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m177113) HM
5 Iowa, Henry County, Mount Pleasant — Iowa Wesleyan College1842-1992
In recognition of 150 years of continuous education for men and women of Iowa Wesleyan College 1842-1992Map (db m177853) HM
6 Iowa, Henry County, Mount Pleasant — Iowa Wesleyan CollegeFounded 1842
Iowa Wesleyan College Founded 1842 Pioneer Building Erected 1843 In commemoration of the first college west of the Mississippi River This tablet is dedicated by the James Harlan Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution Mt. . . . Map (db m177855) HM
7 Iowa, Henry County, Mount Pleasant — 37 — James Harlan1820-1899
Harlan moved to Iowa in 1845, and was elected state superintendent of public instruction two years later. He became President of Iowa Wesleyan University in 1853, and was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1855. After winning a second term, President . . . Map (db m33116) HM
8 Iowa, Henry County, Mount Pleasant — P.E.O. Sisterhood FoundedJanuary 21, 1869
January 21, 1869 The P.E.O. Sisterhood was founded in Old Main’s second floor music room by seven Iowa Wesleyan University female students. P.E.O. is a philanthropic educational organization motivating women to achieve their highest . . . Map (db m177812) HM
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9 Iowa, Henry County, Mount Pleasant — Replica of the Statue of Liberty
With the faith and courage of their forefathers who made possible the freedom of these United States The Boy Scouts of America dedicate this copy of the Statue of Liberty as a pledge of everlasting fidelity and loyalty The Crusade to . . . Map (db m177111) HM
10 Iowa, Henry County, Mount Pleasant — 14 — Votes For WomenRoad to the 19th Amendment — National Votes for Women Trail —
Belle Babb Mansfield, first U.S. woman attorney 1869. Elected Pres., Iowa Woman Suffrage Convention 1870. Taught at IW 1873-1881.Map (db m177820) HM
11 Iowa, Henry County, Mt Pleasant — Camp Harlan
With the assistance of Senator James Harlan, the War Department authorized a military training camp at Mount Pleasant in October of 1861. The first recruits began arriving that September at Camp Harlan, which was designated as a cavalry training . . . Map (db m92519) HM
12 Iowa, Henry County, Mt Pleasant — Camp Harlan
This marks the site of Camp Harlan used as a training camp by the 4th Iowa Cavalry and the 25th Iowa Infantry during the Civil War Dedicated by Belle Coddington Tent No. 34 Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War . . . Map (db m92520) HM
13 Iowa, Henry County, St. Paul — Lincoln Presidential Campaign Flagpole
100’ foot flagpole raised here for Lincoln’s Presidential Campaign July 28, 1860Map (db m205838) HM
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May. 28, 2023