City Information

Mount Pleasant is a large suburban town in Charleston County, South Carolina. It is the fourth-largest municipality in South Carolina, and for several years it was one of the state's fastest-growing areas, doubling in population between 1990 and 2000. The population was 67,843 at the 2010 census, and the estimated population in 2014 was 77,796.

History

It was founded in 1680 and is the home of Shem Creek (known for its shrimp boats and seafood restaurants) and the Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum. The State Ports Authority's Wando River terminal is also in Mount Pleasant.

There are over 300 years of history Mount Pleasant's first European settlers arrived on July 6, 1680, under the leadership of Captain Florentia O'Sullivan. He came to Carolina a decade earlier as one of the first English settlers in the colony. O'Sullivan was granted 2,340 acres of land that included not only the island that bears his name, but also the land that was to become the village of Mount Pleasant.

Mt. Pleasant Attractions & Events

Boone Hall Plantation

Recognized as the #1 plantation in the Charleston area by USA Today's 10BEST - Boone Hall Plantation is also touted as "a must see stop on any trip to Charleston, S.C." by NBC Daytime. Start by walking down the Avenue Of Oaks, one of the most spectacular entrances anywhere in the world. See why Boone Hall is "America's Most Photographed Plantation." Experience live presentations you won't find on any other plantation in the area. Explore the Gullah Culture, visit our Black History In America exhibit on display in 9 original slave cabins, tour the Plantation Home, and more. Come enjoy the setting in which many television shows and movies have been filmed.

Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum

Walk in the steps of heroes at Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum, home of the USS YORKTOWN. See three vessels, the Medal of Honor Museum, the Vietnam Experience and more.

Mount Pleasant Pier

Enjoy beautiful views at this 1250-ft pier that features the River Watch Cafe & Gift Shop, tackle sales & rod rentals. Visit our website for amenities/fees/hours of operation.

Shem Creek

Flowing through the heart of Mt. Pleasant, Shem Creek is known for its waterfront bars and restaurants. It also offers a variety of leisure activities like fishing, boating, and paddle boarding.

Charleston County School District

Charleston County School District is the second largest school system in South Carolina. It serves more than 48,000 students in 84 schools and several specialized programs. CCSD offers many types of school programs – including neighborhood schools, charter schools, magnet schools, IB (international baccalaureate) schools, and Montessori schools. With approximately 6,000 employees, the Charleston County School District is the fourth largest employer in the Charleston region.

Mount Pleasant Private Schools

Christ Our King Stella Maris School

This school offers a Christian curriculum and serves students in pre-kindergarten through grade 8.

Coastal Christian Preparatory School

Located in Mount Pleasant's Old Village, Coastal Christian Prep is affiliated with First Baptist Church and accepts students in grades 2K-12.

Montessori School of Mount Pleasant

Montessori of Mount Pleasant was established as a Montessori AMS School in 1987 and serves children ages 3-6.

Palmetto Christian Academy

Palmetto Christian Academy is an accredited college preparatory school accepting students from pre-K through 12th grade.

Sundrops Montessori School

This Montessori school has four campuses in the East Cooper area with programs serving children from 6 weeks to 12 years.

Trident Academy

This accredited private school focuses on cognitively capable children diagnosed with dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, ADHD, or Asperger-like attributes.

University School of the Lowcountry

Teaching grades 3-12, this is a co-educational, non-sectarian, non-profit independent school.

Area Listings

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Updated: 19th November, 2018 1:34 AM.