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085-0072 Mount Pleasant

Mount Pleasant
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VLR Listing Date 06/16/2011

NRHP Listing Date 08/18/2011

NRHP Reference Number 11000553

Mount Pleasant is a Federal-style house constructed in 1812 on a bluff above Cedar Creek three miles northeast of Strasburg in Shenandoah County. A limestone wing of the house likely dates to circa 1790. The house was constructed by Lt. Isaac Bowman, a veteran of the Revolutionary War and a grandson of Jost Hite, who is credited with having brought the first groups of European settlers from Germany’s Rhine River region to the northern Shenandoah Valley.


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Abbreviations:
VLR: Virginia Landmarks Register
NPS: National Park Service
NRHP: National Register of Historic Places
NHL: National Historic Landmark


Updated: November 23, 2020