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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

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

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 for over a hundred years. It is located just beyond Rebel's Bluff and Old Shepherd'

Mt. Vernon, MO Archaeology

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



Things to do near Mt. Vernon, MO

Precious Moments Wedding Island

Couples from around the world have been married here. Restored turn-of-the-century chapel with murals. Victorian mansion with...

Stone's Throw Dinner Theatre

A dinner theatre in a relaxed country setting. Comedy rules with occasional dramatic flair. Special holiday presentation....