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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

The 3rd "Old Jail"

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)

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

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


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

General Sweeney's Museum

Trace the Civil War west of the Mississippi River through 5,000 original artifacts arranged in profesionally-designed display...

Talbot Wildlife Area

The Conversation Department regulates this land of nearly 5000 acres to maintain and protect riparian habitat along Spring...