18 Facts About Mount Vernon

1. Mount Vernon hosts a 48-acre facility for Continental Tire the Americas.

2. Mount Vernon is located on high ground between Casey Creek and the Big Muddy River, which join south of the town in what is Rend Lake.

3. Mount Vernon was first settled, the Goshen Road made a wide arc across Jefferson County, crossing Casey Creek and the Big Muddy north of Mt.

4. Mount Vernon was founded in 1817 by Zadok Casey, who was elected to the State Senate in 1822 and was elected Lieutenant Governor in 1833.

5. Mount Vernon is the principal city of the Mount Vernon Micropolitan Statistical Area, which includes all of Jefferson and Hamilton counties.

6. Mount Vernon is a city in and the county seat of Jefferson County, Illinois, United States.

7. Mount Vernon was confirmed by the United States Senate on April 4, 1950, and received his commission on April 7, 1950.

8. Mount Vernon is the headquarters of a small oil refinery owned by the CountryMark agricultural cooperative.

9. Mount Vernon tried crop rotation and other agricultural experiments on the plantation.

10. Mount Vernon renamed the plantation Mount Vernon in honour of Admiral Edward Vernon, under whom he had served in the Caribbean.

11. Mount Vernon is located in Virginia; it overlooks the Potomac River as well as the low hills of Maryland.

12. Mount Vernon appeared in court Monday and was arraigned, police said.

13. Mount Vernon was put on the tentative list for World Heritage Site status in the early 2000s.

14. Mount Vernon built and operated a small fishing fleet, permitting Mount Vernon to export fish.

15. Mount Vernon sold some of his own slaves to gain working capital.

16. Mount Vernon served under Admiral Edward Vernon; returning home, he named his estate after his commander.

17. Mount Vernon was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1960 and is today listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

18. Mount Vernon was the plantation of George Washington, the first President of the United States, and his wife, Martha Dandridge Custis Washington.