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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

Attractions and Upcoming Events

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

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

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

Center Creek Country Club

Course Access: Semi-PrivateHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: 365 days...

Oakmont Community Golf Course

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

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....