Mt Vernon, Missouri Facts:
- County: Lawrence
- Coverage Area (Total): 3.4 sq. miles
- Elevation: 1,211 ft.
- Population: 4,577
- Cities/Towns covered in local Names and Numbers Phone Book: Albatross, Aurora, Bonham, Burtonville, Butterfield, Chesapeake, Corsicana, East Purdy, Elliott, Freistatt, Globe, Halltown, Heatonville, Hoberg, Jenkins, Leann, Madry, Marionville, McDowell, McKinley, Miller, Monett, Mt Vernon, Opal, Orange, Osa, Paris Springs, Phelps, Pierce City, Pioneer, Pleasant Ridge, Purdy, Revisville, Sage Hill, Scholten, Spencer, Star City, Stotts City, Verona, Wheelerville, Yonkerville
Mt Vernon History
Mt Vernon, established in 1831, was named in honor of George Washington's residence on the Potomac River. During the American Civil War, both Union and Confederate troops were headquartered in Mt Vernon, and more than 100 different regiments camped or passed through the area during that time. One of Mt Vernon's earliest (and most famous) teachers was Harold Bell Wright, who helped make the Branson area famous through a book he wrote entitled, "The Shepherd of the Hills."
Mt Vernon Attractions
Mt Vernon maintains a variety of attractions including: