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, 06 Nov 2020
City Council will meet in Regular Session on December 14, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall located at 109 N. Kaufman Street, Mt Vernon, Texas 75457. There will be a small reception prior to the meeting at 5:30 p.m. Agenda 12-14-2020Read more...
Wed, 14 Oct 2020
Storm warning sirens will be tested 1/6/2021 at noon.Read more...
Thu, 30 Jul 2020
Job Description and Qualifications are attached for the EDC Director position EDC job descriptionRead more...
Thu, 19 Mar 2020
CITY HALL LOBBY IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, PLEASE WEAR A MASK. EMPLOYEES ARE WORKING TO ASSIST YOU AT THE FRONT COUNTER, THRU DRIVE THRU WINDOW, NIGHT DROP, ONLINE BILL PAY THRU THE CITY WEBSITE www.comvtx.com COVID-19PUBLICNOTICE.pdf THE CITY COUNCIL UN...Read more...
Mon, 02 Mar 2020
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...