On Feb. 19, 2021, the National Park Service officially listed Mount Pleasant Baptist Church and Cemetery, located at 15008 Lee Highway in Gainesville, in the National Register of Historic Places.
The church and cemetery are significant because they were and remain today as the heart and soul of The Settlement, an area established by formerly enslaved people following the Civil War.
The National Register listing is an honorary designation that recognizes the nation's historic places that are significant, including individual buildings, sites, structures, objects and historic districts.
On Dec. 10, 2020, the Virginia Board of Historic Resources listed the church and cemetery in the Virginia Landmarks Register. The Register is the Commonwealth's official list of places of historic, architectural, archaeological and/or cultural significance.