Community Info

Whether you’re a Mount Vernon or Lisbon area resident, considering a move to this area, or are looking to start your business here, the information on this page should provide you with all the resources you need. 

Close to you, far from ordinary!  Experience the charm of this historic, cultural stroll-zone that includes distinctive, nationally recognized cuisine, art studios, antiques, specialty shops and bed-and-breakfast inns.

Visit three registered national historic districts, including the entire Cornell College campus, the downtown shopping district and an area of Victorian homes, or tour the History Center in neighboring Lisbon.  Enjoy hiking and camping at nearby Palisades- Kepler State Park, or attend any of the many art or music events throughout the year.

You’ll find our latest Visitor’s Guide here:

Area Attractions

Palisades State Park
Lake MacBride
Linn County Parks

City of Lisbon

City of Lisbon web site 
Lisbon History Center
Emergency Services
Lisbon Community School District

City of Mount Vernon

City of Mount Vernon web site
City of Mount Vernon Parks and Recreation
Mount Vernon Historic Preservation Commission
Emergency Services
Mount Vernon Community School District
Mount Vernon Creates                                                                                                                                               Mount Vernon High School Mustang Moon

Civic Groups and Organizations

Mount Vernon-Lisbon Community Development Group
Mount Vernon-Lisbon Community Development Group 2016 Annual Report
Mount Vernon Iowa Lions Club

Cornell College

Cornell College web site
Cole Public Library

Economic Resources / General

Location One Database (LOIS) Mount Vernon and Lisbon
Iowa Department of Economic Development
Main Street Iowa  
U.S. Small Business Administration

Historical Groups

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State Information Services

Iowa DOT Travel Information
Iowa Amber Alert

Tourism and Online Resources

Eastern Iowa Tourism Association 
Travel Iowa 
Visitors to the State of Iowa
Linn County Iowa Demographics
Mount Vernon Creates Art Website
State of Iowa Historic Resources
Mount Vernon Wikipedia Page
Lisbon Wikipedia Page


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