Community Information

Mount Vernon, Illinois is conveniently located at the crossroads of Interstate 64 and Interstate 57. 

A great business location, the city is 
79 miles  east of St. Louis, MO
90 miles west of Evansville, IN
209 miles west of Indianapolis, IN
183 miles west of Louisville, KY
283 miles  south of Chicago, IL
235 miles  north of Nashville, TN
259 miles  north of Memphis, TN
Area Colleges and Universities
Rend Lake College
John A. Logan College
Kaskaskia College
Southern Illinois University
McKendree University
Eastern Illinois University

  • Mount Vernon is just 20 minutes north of Rend Lake and Rend Lake Resort. Some favorite activities include biking, camping, fishing, golfing, horseback riding, hunting, and water sports.
  • The Jefferson County Historic Village has been named one of the best small historical villages in America, allowing visitors to experience a working blacksmith shop and printing press then take a snapshot of history while wondering through the one-room school house, doctor's office, general store, church, and log homes.
  • Cedarhurst Center for the Arts is a year-round mecca for art enthusiasts, offering a nationally recognized sculpture park, a family art center, and a performing arts program. In September, the multi-day Cedarhurst Craft fair attracts a large and varied group of artists, craftsmen, and visitors.
Health and emergency care

Mount Vernon is served by many medical professionals including two area hospitals; St. Mary Good Samaritan Regional Health Care Center and Crossroads Community Hospital.