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Mt. Vernon, Missouri

  • Big Spring

    Big Spring

    When the Moore family first settled there, there were Indian camps all along the bottom land. This spring puts out up to 13 million gallons of water a day, and has been a popular family picnic site...
    Big Spring

Attractions and Upcoming Events

The 2nd "Old Jail"

The county's first log jail burned in 1854, and a brick structure was built on Walter Street a block west of the square. It is presently undergoing reconstruction for historical preservation. It was used until 1868, and had an original cost of $3,500.

Mt. Vernon, MO Pioneer Life

Harold Bell Wright

Many know that Harold Bell Wright's, "Shepherd of the Hills" was the most widely read book of fiction in the history of publishing! Few know, however, that many of the places, events, and characters are based on actual models. There really was an "old shepherd of Mutton Hollow,&

Mt. Vernon, MO Famous People

The 3rd "Old Jail"

This imposing structure on the north side of the square was built at a cost of $16,000 in 1874 (two years before Custer's Last Stand)

Mt. Vernon, MO Pioneer Life



Things to do near Mt. Vernon, MO

Gloria Winery & Vineyard

Small, family-owned winery offering a wide selection of estate bottled wines. Juices, cheeses, gift items, Picnic area. Tours...

Center Creek Country Club

Course Access: Semi-PrivateHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: 365 days...

Ponderosa Trails

Camping, horseback riding, three meals daily and evening entertainment. Must have own horse....

Classic Car Museum and Sales

LOOK - DREAM - REMEMBER WHEN!...

Pointe Royale Country Club

Course Access: ResortHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 7 days...