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Mt. Vernon, Missouri

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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

Grave of the Old Shepherd

In his book, "Old Matt's View of It," J.K. Ross wrote about the death of the Old Shepherd from Mutton Hollow. He was gored to death by a bull. A Civil War tombstone marks the grave of James Marion Wood, who met this untimely fate in 1910

Mt. Vernon, MO Cemeteries

Mt.Vernon Golf Course

Mt. Vernon's golf course features a nine-hole course, clubhouse, and golf cart rental and storage. There are a number of active leagues, including a senior men's league and Ladies' Golf Association.

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

Things to do near Mt. Vernon, MO

Rivercut Golf Course

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

Flying W. Appaloosa Horse Ranch

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

Hidden Valley Golf Links

Course Access: Semi-PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 5 days...

Bill & Payne Stewart Municipal Golf Course -Regulation

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