Introduction to North Vernon, Indiana
North Vernon History
North Vernon is located in Jennings County, which was established in 1817. It was named in honor of Jonathon Jennings, the first Governor of Indiana. The city of North Vernon traces its roots to 1882. The development of the city began when a plot of land was bought so it could be turned into a fairground. With the arrival of railroads and industry, the community developed into a city rapidly.
North Vernon and nearby Attractions
- Muscatatuck Park
- Jefferson County Historical Society Museum
- Brush Creek State Fish and Wildlife Area
- Crosley State Fish and Wildlife Area
- Lanier Mansion State Historic Site
Things To Do In North Vernon
The Brush Creek State Fish and Wildlife Area, and the Crosley State Fish and Wildlife Area are some popular local recreational spots. Those interested in history can visit museums like the Lanier Mansion State Historic Site and the Jefferson County Historical Society Museum. Muscatatuck Park provides opportunities for swimming, biking, hiking, picnicking, boating and camping.
North Vernon Transportation
Flights are available from Louisville International Airport.
North Vernon Higher Education
Local colleges and universities include Indiana University-Southeast, Jefferson Community College, Sullivan University, Bellarmine University and the University of Louisville.