Mt. Vernon, Missouri lies at the start of the Ozark Mountain Parkway - scenic Route 265 leading to the Branson/Table Rock Lake tourist areas. It is also a popular stopover for travelers on their way to Stockton Lake, Precious Moments Chapel, and Roaring River State Park, to name just a few of the numerous area attractions. Mt. Vernon is the seat of Lawrence County government. The county's historic carthage stone courthouse, built in 1901, lies in the center of the Mt. Vernon square. With some of the most gorgeous land, homes for sale and conservation trails in the Ozarks, Mt. Vernon has become THE place to build your dream home, go for walk or bike ride and raise a family.