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Mount Vernon, Illinois, USA

Founded in 1819, it was initially to be named Mount Pleasant but, after intense debate, was named instead for George Washington’s home (see Mount Vernon) in Virginia. The Illinois Supreme Court was located in Mount Vernon (1856–96), and Abraham Lincoln argued and won a tax case there in 1859.

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  • 1817 - Mount Vernon Founded
    Mt. Vernon was founded in 1817 by Zadok Casey, who was elected to the State Senate in 1822 and was elected Lieutenant Governor in 1833. He served in t...Read MORE...


  • 1854 - Mount Vernon
    Mount Vernon, a post-village, capital of Jefferson county, Illinois, 135 miles S. S. E. from Springfield. It contains a court house, three or more chu...Read MORE...


  • February 19, 1888 - A tornado struck Mount Vernon IL. The tornado killed sixteen persons along its 62 mile path.

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  • 1895 - Mount Vernon
    Mount Vernon, a post-village, capital of Jefferson co., Ill., on the St. Louis & Southeastern Railroad, 77 miles E.S.E. of St. Louis, Mo., and about 2...Read MORE...


  • 1906
    Mount Vernon, a banking city, capital of Jefferson co., Ill., on the Louisville and Nashville, the Wabash and other railroads, 77 miles SE. of St. Lou...Read MORE...


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    Hotel Emmerson

    "...Perhaps the most famous and elegant of any of Mt. Vernon's old hotels was the Hotel Emmerson. Opened in 1926 as the New Mt. Vernon Hotel, the building quickly became a Mt. Vernon Landmark. The hotel was five stories high and... Read MORE...

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Hotel Emmerson

"...Perhaps the most famous and elegant of any of Mt. Vernon's old hotels was the Hotel Emmerson. Opened in 1926 as the New Mt. Vernon Hotel, the building quickly became a Mt. Vernon Landmark. The hotel was five stories high and... Read MORE...

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  • 1817 - Mount Vernon Founded
    Mt. Vernon was founded in 1817 by Zadok Casey, who was elected to the State Senate in 1822 and was elected Lieutenant Governor in 1833. He served in... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - Mount Vernon
    Mount Vernon, a post-village, capital of Jefferson county, Illinois, 135 miles S. S. E. from Springfield. It contains a court house, three or more... Read MORE...

  • February 19, 1888 - A tornado struck Mount Vernon IL. The tornado killed sixteen persons along its 62 mile path.

    WeatherForYou.com
  • 1895 - Mount Vernon
    Mount Vernon, a post-village, capital of Jefferson co., Ill., on the St. Louis & Southeastern Railroad, 77 miles E.S.E. of St. Louis, Mo., and about... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Mount Vernon, a banking city, capital of Jefferson co., Ill., on the Louisville and Nashville, the Wabash and other railroads, 77 miles SE. of St.... Read MORE...

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