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In 1859 Abraham Lincoln successfully argued an important tax case in the Mount Vernon Appellate courthouse. In 1888 Clara Barton used the same building as a hospital following a large tornado. The city serves as a gateway to the expansive Rend Lake wildlife and recreation area.
Several landmarks are preserved in the Jefferson County Historical Society Historical Village , 1411 N. 27th St., including Mount Olive Church, a one-room schoolhouse, a general store, an operating blacksmith shop, log cabins and an 1820 jail; phone (618) 246-0033.
Visitor Info
Mount Vernon Convention & Visitors Bureau 200 Potomac Blvd. MOUNT VERNON, IL 62864. Phone:(618)242-3151 or (800)252-5464
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Hampton Inn by Hilton
221 Potomac Blvd. Mount Vernon, IL 62864
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Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Mt. Vernon IL-Rend Lake
217 Potomac Blvd. Mount Vernon, IL 62864
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Drury Inn & Suites Mt.Vernon
145 N 44th St. Mount Vernon, IL 62864
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Comfort Suites
404 S 44th St. Mount Vernon, IL 62864
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