Welcome to the Mount Vernon History Tours website. This site has been designed to showcase historic properties in Mount Vernon, Iowa, and hightlight some of the history of the city. At present, one tour is available, focusing on the Commercial District.
This work is licensed by A project by Mt. Vernon-Lisbon Community Development Group, Mount Vernon Historic Preservation Commission, and Cornell College. under a
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Frequently Asked Questions about the map
Not necessarily. It is up to you to determine if any given location is one you can physically visit.
Placing historical stories on a map can be tricky. We choose locations based on what we think makes the most sense. Sometimes we get it wrong (and sometimes there is no "right" answer). Feel free to email us at
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