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.
Fri, 16 Oct 2020
City Council will meet in a Special Meeting on October 20, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall located at 109 N. Kaufman Street, Mt Vernon, Texas 75457 Agenda 10-20-2020Read more...
Wed, 14 Oct 2020
Storm warning sirens will be tested 11/4/2020 at noon.Read more...
Wed, 14 Oct 2020
City Council will meet in Workshop Meeting on November 9, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall located at 109 N. Kaufman Street, Mt Vernon, Texas 75457Read more...
Wed, 14 Oct 2020
CITY WIDE CLEAN UP 10-17-2020, 10-19,2020 UNTIL 10-24-2020. PLEASE TAKE A WATER BILL TO SHOW PROOF OF RESIDENCE TO THE MAINTENANCE FACILITY LOCATED AT 925 HOLBROOK STREET.Read more...
Thu, 30 Jul 2020
Job Description and Qualifications are attached for the EDC Director position EDC job descriptionRead more...