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Iowa Wesleyan College (U.S.)

Mount Pleasant, Iowa

Last modified: 2022-08-05 by rick wyatt
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Iowa Wesleyan University is a private college in Mount Pleasant, Iowa. It is Iowa's first co-educational institution of higher learning and the oldest of its type west of the Mississippi River. The institution is affiliated with the United Methodist Church. it was founded as the Mount Pleasant Literary Institute in 1842, and was known as Mount Pleasant Collegiate Institute from 1843 to 1855, Iowa Wesleyan University from 1855 to 1912, and Iowa Wesleyan College from 1912 to 2015. The name reverted to Iowa Wesleyan University in 2015. Two campus buildings Old Main and the Harlan-Lincoln House are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Source:

Paul Bassinson, 24 June 2022


[Seal of Iowa Wesleyan College] image located by Paul Bassinson, 12 October 2017


[logo] image located by Paul Bassinson, 21 July 2022