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Mt. Vernon, Missouri

  • Talbot Wildlife Area

    The Conversation Department regulates this land of nearly 5000 acres to maintain and protect riparian habitat along Spring River. The lands vary from the rich bottom land soil along Spring River to...
    Talbot Wildlife Area

  • City Parks

    City Parks

    Williams Creek Park and the "Spirit of 76" Recreation Complex - Mt. Vernon's largest and newest park is the "Spirit of 76" Recreational Park ...
    City Parks

  • Mt.Vernon Golf Course

    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 Golf Course

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


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

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


Things to do near Mt. Vernon, MO

Stage Stop Campground

located convieniently along the Hwy 71 just a few minutes from town, Quiet campground nightly, weekly, monthly rates. 16 Full...