Welcome to Mount Vernon, Texas

Mount Vernon is a city in the county seat of Franklin County, Texas in the northeastern part of the state. The population was 2,662 at the 2010 census. The area was first settled in the mid-1840's, the first town was originally called Keith and was renamed Lone Star in 1850. Although the name was not officially changed to Mount Vernon until September 1875, the town was generally known as Mount Vernon much earlier than that. Mount Vernon is located at on Interstate 30 between Dallas and Texarkana.

Mount Vernon is a Type A General Law Municipality and operates under the Council-City Administrator form of government. The governing body is made up of a mayor and five council members. Length of office for council members and the mayor are two-year staggered terms. The City Council appoints the City Administrator, City Attorney, Municipal Court Judge and City Secretary. All other staff members work either directly or indirectly under the direction of the City Administrator.
Thu, 27 Feb 2020
Job Description and Qualifications are attached for the EDC Director positionRead more...
Thu, 09 May 2019
If you know anyone who needs these numbers, please share this information. Having house numbers greatly helps our Police Department, First Responders and EMS to locate you in an emergency.Read more...
Thu, 09 May 2019
Storm warning sirens will be tested Wednesday, March 4th at noon.Read more...
Thu, 09 May 2019
City Council will meet in regular session at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall located at 109 N. Kaufman St., Mt. Vernon, TX.Read more...
Thu, 21 Feb 2019
An award-winning, intimate alfresco dining experience kicks off the festival with a community farm-to-table wine pairing dinner celebrating seasonal, locally sourced food and extraordinary Texas wine. More information HERERead more...