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Mt. Vernon, Missouri

  • Rebel's Bluff

    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 ...
    Rebel's Bluff

Attractions and Upcoming Events

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

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

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


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

Things to do near Mt. Vernon, MO

Wilson's Creek National Battlefield

Preserves the site of the first Civil War battle in Missouri. Visitors center has film and exhibits. Five-mile tour road acce...

Crystal Lake Fisheries

Trout Farm - agriculture...

Bluff Dwellers Cave & Browning Museum

Hour tour of the cave unique for its variety of cave growth. A museum of rocks, minerals, fossils, arrowheads and antiques....