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Mt. Vernon, Missouri

  • The 2nd "Old Jail"

    The 2nd 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 u...
    The 2nd "Old Jail"
  • The 3rd "Old Jail"

    The 3rd 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). The front was used for county offices, with the massive limestone...
    The 3rd "Old Jail"

Attractions and Upcoming Events

City Parks

Williams Creek Park and the "Spirit of 76" Recreation Complex - Mt. Vernon's largest and newest park is the "Spirit of 76"

Mt. Vernon, MO Recreation


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

Jones Memorial Chapel and Museum

Built in 1961 as a "thank you" to the people of his home county, Lawrence K. Jones provided a beautiful stone building which houses a wedding chapel, a meeting hall, and the Lawrence County Historical Society Museum.

Mt. Vernon, MO Museums


Things to do near Mt. Vernon, MO

Flying W. Appaloosa Horse Ranch

Home to prize-winning champions over the years, this showcase ranch raises and trains a unique breed of horses. ...

Siler's Shady Acres Golf Course

Course Access: PublicHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 4 days...

Historic Phelps House

The Phelps mansion recalls a day of opulence and elegance. Its exterior is constructed of Carthage limestone and conveys an i...

Ozark Mountain Ducks Baseball

Texas-Louisiana League, Professional Minor League Baseball Club. Baseball with family fun and promotions all summer long!...