Mount Vernon Event



Mount Vernon is the Franklin County seat.  The downtown area reflects a small-town atmosphere. The central plaza has a picturesque gazebo and park benches. This is where the walk started.

Start Table Volunteers in the gazebo in the park.

Ed talking before we headed out to walk.

Henry Clay Thruston silhouette showing his height compared to a doorway.

Library is in a former bank building circa 1913.

Heritage fountain built in 1995.

“A Helping Hand” sculpture on the North side of Heritage Fountain.

“Little Bookworms” sculpture on South side of Heritage Fountain.

Cotton Belt Depot circa 1894 is now a museum.

Coca-Cola sign advertising bottles at 5 cents.

Former Gulf Station from 1920.
Wright-Vaughan House circa 1870.

Old High School built in 1940 abandoned in 1967.

Boyhood home of Don Meredith.

First United Methodist Church circa 1930.

First Baptist Church circa 1949.

Petty-Solomon House circa 1895.

Walk past back by the old depot.

Haynes-Moore House circa 1908.

Mount Vernon Music Hall a beautifully restored century-old church building.

Bankhead Highway Visitor Center – Bankhead Highway was the first transcontinental highway across the US and it passed through Mt. Vernon

1912 county jail is now a museum.

Franklin County Courthouse circa 1912 is a lovely Classical Revival building.