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Mount Vernon Travel Guide  

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Area:
4 km2
Elevation:
9 m
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Mount Vernon is located in Jefferson County in the state of Illinois, USA. Zadok Casey, an American politician, founded this town around 1817, and in 1819, Mt Vernon became the county seat. The town received its name in honour of the Mt Vernon plantation home that belonged to George Washington.
The region developed economically after the arrival of the railroad. During World War II, this region was famous for its production of railroad cars.
The annual average temperature is around 19°C. It is best to avoid travel between the months of November and February, when the temperature is low.
With a population of around 16,200, most locals are engaged in commerce and industry. The region has an eclectic mix of people including a significant number of African-Americans and Hispanics.

Area code:
0251
Time zone:
UTC+-6
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Overall Guide : Jefferson County Historical Village is a perfect place for experiencing the bygone era. The site contains various ancient facilities like a jail of 1820s, a Mount Olive Church of 1873, a 1-room school of 1920s, an antique tool shop, a... more blacksmith shop and much more. Wheels Through Time Museum is a very unique motor museum which incorporates cars and motorcycles from the vintage era. Mitchell Museum is an outstanding museum in the region which showcases artwork from some of the legendary American masters. C.E. Brehm Memorial Library is housed in a medieval building which contains extensive amount of genealogical records. The building was built in 1899 and still serves as a public library. Appeliate Courthouse is a famous historic landmark in the city. In 1859 Lincoln won a taxation case for Central Railroad, which paved a way for the city’s development.    
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