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, 13 Sep 2021
City Council will meet in a Special Meeting on September 16, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall located at 109 N. Kaufman Street, Mt Vernon, Texas 75457. New online video meetings available: Council Meeting Agenda and Packets THIS MEETING IS CHANGED FROM...Read more...
Tue, 31 Aug 2021
Confidentiality HB 872 Update As of September 1, 2021, due to House Bill (HB)872, Section 182.052 passing, we will not be able to disclose any account information, including amount due, to anyone except the account holder. If you would like to sign a...Read more...
Tue, 24 Aug 2021
The City of Mount Vernon public water system, will temporarily convert the disinfectant used in the distribution system from chloramine to free chlorine. This conversion will begin on September 1-30, 2021. During this period, you may experience taste...Read more...
Thu, 05 Aug 2021
The EDC Board will meet in a Regular Session on September 9, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. at City Hall located at 109 N. Kaufman Street, Mt Vernon, Texas 75457. New online video meetings available: Meeting Agenda and Packets THIS MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELEDRead more...
Wed, 04 Aug 2021
Mount Vernon Main Street Alliance will be meeting at 109 N Kaufman Street, Mt Vernon, Texas on September 20, 2021 at 5:15 p.m. in City Hall. Packet Link: Meeting Agendas and PacketsRead more...