About Pleasant Hope

Welcome to the City of Pleasant Hope, Missouri.

Originally settled in the mid 1800's, prior to the Civil War, the city went on to  prosper and developed into a thriving community. A document written in 1889 describes a little of the history of the area. The first school, the Pleasant Hope Academy,  was built in 1849 and ceased to exist in 1855.Later, around 1883, the "PLEASANT HOPE NORMAL ACADEMY" was established as a permanent  school. The first general store was located here in 1851 and by 1889 an implement and grocery store, a drug store, a blacksmith shop and a wagon-maker's shop were added. Later in the same year a flour mill was constucted with a carding mill attached......

PLEASANT HOPE circa 2009:

VISION - To be a community which embraces the changing needs and expectations of our citizens through respect for people, preserving the friendly enviroment, and creating a prosperous and safe community.

MISSION - To be a fiscally stable municipal government and provide a progressive foundation and enhance the quality of life, attracting small business, fulfilling education and recreation opportunities for all, and by utilizing neighborhoods as the building blocks of the City of Pleasant Hope.

EXTERNAL VALUES - To be a family oriented and culturally active community, to promote business vitality and to value quality of life.