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Rebel's Bluff

This tall bluff spelled doom for a band of Confederate cavalrymen being chased one dark night by local Union troops. Unfamiliar with the terrain, the Rebels plummeted over the edge to their death below, where they lie buried today. A bent rifle barrel from the site is displayed at the local museum.



Address: 3.5 miles west on Highway "V"

Come visit us in Mt. Vernon, Missouri

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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


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

Lawrence County Courthouse

Built in 1900 of native limestone, this is the third courthouse on this site. A statue of Justice graces the top of this historic landmark listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The first courthouse was built of wood in 1846

Mt. Vernon, MO Historic Courthouses

Things to do near Mt. Vernon, MO

Douglas County Historical Museum

A great opportunity to learn about the history of the Ozarks. Beautiful old home refurbished to make a wonderful museum....

Monett Municipal Golf Course

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

Millwood Golf & Racquet Club

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

Thousand Hills Resort & Golf Club

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