City of Mount Vernon Kentucky

 
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Mt. Vernon
is nestled in the foothills of the Cumberland Mountains and is the perfect spot to relax and forget your troubles. We invite you to enjoy the scenic beauty of the rolling hills that surround the Rockcastle River or visit one of our many attractions and see why folks keep coming back year after year.

Rockcastle County is rich in music heritage. Mt. Vernon has been home to "Kentucky's Country Music Capital"®,

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Renfro Valley Entertainment Center, since 1939. We can also boast that we have one of the state's newest attractions, the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Auto racing, Appalachian history, hand made crafts, festivals, special events, music concerts, fishing and boating... something for everyone. Come and experience our small town charm and hospitality, and we guarantee you'll come back and you'll bring someone with you so they can experience it too!

Named after US President George Washington’s home, Mount Vernon is a town known for providing good times and great scenery. Pleasing the ears of music fans across the Bluegrass, both the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame and Museum and the Renfro Valley

 

 

BitterSweet Cabin MuseumEntertainment Center call Mount Vernon their home. Showing modern visitors what life was like during a much simpler time, The BitterSweet Cabin Museum features actual  cabins and artifacts dating back from the 1700's to the 1940's. Those seeking a bit of outdoor adventure will enjoy spending time at Camp Wildcat, Anglin Falls, or Lake Linville. Visit Mount Vernon for the fun and you’re likely to stay for the welcoming atmosphere. 

 

 

  History
  The area was first settled in 1790 around a feature called Spout Springs. Much of the area was originally swampland. The settlement was named for George Washington's home, Mt. Vernon. The Wilderness Road was routed through in 1792, and was the principal settlement when Rockcastle County was created in 1810.

In 1883, a Louisville & Nashville railroad branch was built through the town, connecting it to Louisville and to Knoxville. The county's first newspaper, the Mount Vernon Signal, infamous for its continued use of typewriters into the 21st century, began publication in 1887. Although still a largely rural town and county, the construction of I-75 in the 1970s has drawn some industry to the area, and the population has increased about 50% from 1,639 in 1970
 
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