Mount Vernon is a "Texas Main Street" and "Texas Treasure" City


Mount Vernon, Texas and surrounding areas

Welcome to Franklin County and Mount Vernon, Texas. 

Mount Vernon is the county seat of Franklin County and is conveniently located midway between Dallas and Texarkana on I-30. Our proximity to a tri-lake area offers many day trip or weekend opportunities for travelers to take a step back in time in our charming downtown Plaza District, located on the historic Bankhead Highway (the first all-weather highway across the U.S.) Spend time relaxing on beautiful Lake Cypress Springs or nearby Lake Bob Sandlin.

Given the prestigious "Texas Treasure" designation by Texas First Lady, Anita Perry in 2009, Mount Vernon is truly a treasure trove of a community. Beautiful lakes and nature preserves, birding opportunities, well-preserved historic homes and museums, an active cultural community and a thriving downtown Plaza District lend many unique experiences for visitors in our town. 

Pack your bags, hop in the car and take a short drive to Mount Vernon, Texas. You'll be glad you came and you won't find a friendlier place in Texas.

Franklin County/Mount Vernon

  • Located in the Prairies & Pineywoods region of Texas, Franklin County offers a great place to live, work and play.
  • Whether you are looking to relocate your business or family, Mount Vernon offers outstanding schools, churches and business incentives. Let us show you around.

Lake Cypress Springs

  • Words can't describe the beauty of Lake Cypress Springs. Water lovers of all kinds are drawn to her shores. Amazing sunsets, camping or a leisurely day of boating, skiing or fishing is always a wonderful way to spend a weekend or a week.