"Keeweechic's Mt Vernon" Mount Vernon by keeweechic

Mount Vernon Travel Guide: 35 reviews and 38 photos

Mt Vernon is the county seat of Franklin County and was first settled around the late 1830s/early 1840s. Franklin County was carved out of Titus County in 1875. The name Franklin came from Benjamin Cromwell Franklin, the first Judge in the Republic of Texas. The town grew up as a settlement near the present town square. Land titles were established soon after the Texas Revolution. By 1848 the US government established a post office and land was donated by Stephen and Rebecca Keith. Since there were two other Mt Vernon’s in Texas, the first post office was called Keith and then Lone Star before Mt Vernon became available for use in 1875. Vernon.

Early days in Mt Vernon were a made up of mixed agriculture – cotton farms, then 500,000 peach trees, watermelons and the state’s top record production of cane syrup in the 1940’s. Oil was discovered on C.G. Hughes land in the northern part of the county in 1936 which then led the economy to diversify with oil production. Light industry and manufacturing followed.

Franklin County has a beautiful 3400-acre Lake Cypress Springs, said to be the cleanest lake in Texas. With 869 acres of public parks, there are plenty of nature walks, biking trails, plus bird watching, fishing, boating, hunting and golfing. There are also fruit and Christmas tree farms., surrounded by rolling farmland, Texas piney woods, 869 acres of public parks and chosen as the top vacation home market in the South. The area offers nature, bike, cemetery, driving, and wildflower trails, plus bird watching, fishing, boating, hunting, golfing, and pick your own berry, fruit and Christmas tree farms.

Photos which are taken by myself and all headings are copyright and digitally marked. Please do not use them without permission. Thanks. (c) keeweechic 2001-2008 (copyright)

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  • bugalugs's Profile Photo
    Dec 4, 2005 at 1:03 PM

    Such a informative page, but what are Fire Ants??? Oh and seeing you with Elaine was lovely, and yes she is such a nice person :-)))

  • Hosell's Profile Photo
    Nov 11, 2004 at 11:45 AM

    Great page! Mount Vernon looks like a nice and quiet place to see,I love that Historical Houses!!! :-)

  • dr.firas's Profile Photo
    Nov 4, 2004 at 5:05 AM

    What a lovely place, page, tips, pictures and Kay hee hee hee!

  • rozehill's Profile Photo
    Oct 30, 2004 at 1:21 AM

    There certainly seems plenty to see in this wee Texan town. Lots of wonderful architecture here. Great page, very alive!

  • Helga67's Profile Photo
    Oct 25, 2004 at 9:38 AM

    You have the gift of making an interesting page about every (dull?) city in the US. Great pics, nice info.

  • Sweetberry1's Profile Photo
    Oct 22, 2004 at 5:22 AM

    Ohh.. I just love the County Courthouse building. What beautiful architecture. So did you buy anything at the Cherry Tree? Interesting history on the Choctaw Trail.. Great page CB.. ;-)

  • b1bob's Profile Photo
    Oct 21, 2004 at 8:12 PM

    Nice job!

  • pepples46's Profile Photo
    Oct 20, 2004 at 8:20 PM

    work never ends ^..^ I'll be back KW


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