Welcome to Mt. Vernon, the business, financial, cultural and entertainment center of Jefferson County. Mt. Vernon is just minutes from some of the finest outdoor recreation in the Midwest, the Rend Lake Recreation area, that offers fishing, boating, and hunting paradise for the outdoor enthusiast.
Mt. Vernon is the perfect place to live for those wanting to be near a major metropolitan area but still enjoy a small town feeling. The excellent location with I-57 and I-64 major transportation routes have served commerce well and brings visitors from all parts of the country. Mt. Vernon is home to many small businesses and is surrounded by large and small agricultural operations.