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Mt. Vernon, Missouri

  • Jones Memorial Chapel and Museum

    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 Histori...
    Jones Memorial Chapel and Museum

  • Adamson Log Cabin

    Adamson Log Cabin

    Built in 1845, this log cabin is one of the few remaining authentic pioneer homes in the region. Since this area did not have the long, straight pine logs of the north country, in those days, if yo...
    Adamson Log Cabin

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Frisco Caboose and Visitor Center

Mt. Vernon Chamber of Commerce operates an office and visitor center at the start of the Ozark Mountain Parkway (Route 265)

Mt. Vernon, MO Railroad History

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


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

Siler's Shady Acres Golf Course

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