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.
Mon, 17 May 2021
Storm warning sirens will be tested 6/2/2021 at noon.Read more...
Mon, 17 May 2021
City Council will meet in Regular Session on June 14, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall located at 109 N. Kaufman Street, Mt Vernon, Texas 75457. New online video meetings available: Page to all council meetingsRead more...
Wed, 10 Mar 2021
CITY WIDE CLEAN UP AT THE MAINTENANCE BARN LOCATED AT 925 HOLBROOK STREET, WILL BE IN JULY, BUT NOT YET SCHEDULED. THEY ARE CLOSED ON SUNDAY BUT OPEN ON BOTH SATURDAYS. BE SURE TO BRING A COPY OF YOUR WATER BILL TO VERIFY YOU ARE A RESIDENT.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...