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Mt. Vernon, Missouri

  • 25miles North of Mt. Vernon
    Stockton Lake With 300 miles of shoreline, no commercial or residential development in sight, with the exception of 3... continue

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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

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

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

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

Things to do near Mt. Vernon, MO

Oakmont Community Golf Course

Course Access: PublicHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...

Crystal Lake Fisheries

Trout Farm - agriculture...

Loma Linda Country Club

Course Access: PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 365 days...

Big Sugar Creek State Parks

This 2,047-acre park was acquired in 1992 and currently has no facilities. Please Call...