Introduction to Mount Vernon, Indiana
Located in Posey county, Mount Vernon, Indiana, is 18 miles W of Evansville, Indiana (center to center) and 118 miles W of Louisville, Kentucky. The city is located within the Evansville - Henderson metropolitan area.
Mount Vernon History
In 1805, Andrew and William Mcfadin arrived in the Posey county. They founded the Mcfadin bluff, which increased in settlers a couple of years later. This river town, located on the bend of the bustling Ohio River, was established in 1816. The city derives its name from a British naval hero, Edward Vernon.
Mount Vernon and nearby Attractions
- Hands On Discovery
- Evansville Museum of Arts & Science
- Harmonie State Park
- Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden
- Wabash county Museum
Things To Do In Mount Vernon
The Hands On Discovery and the Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden are located in the city. Harmonie State Park offers recreational facilities such as camping, fishing, swimming, and hiking. The Pfister Pond or the McFadden Creek and The Wabash County Museum are near the city.
Mount Vernon Transportation
The Louisville International Airport is the nearest major airport.
Mount Vernon Higher Education
Higher education is available at the University of Southern Indiana, the University of Evansville, and the Vincennes University.