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Welcome to Mount Vernon ...

The city of Mount Vernon is located in Grant County<1>.

When the people of Mount Vernon refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Mount Vernonite<2>

A typical abbreviation for Mount Vernon: Mt. Vernon

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Mount Vernon has a population of 509 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Mount Vernon.

Mount Vernon is 2,850 feet [869 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the elevation of Mount Vernon is about ½ mile above sea level.

Time Zone: Mount Vernon lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you leave Mount Vernon and travel east, you will leave Pacific Time and cross into the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT).

Telephone area codes for Mount Vernon: (541) & (458)<5>

The ZIP code for Mount Vernon: 97865<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Mount Vernon had an population of 509 people. This is a decrease of 3.42% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 14.45% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Mount Vernon had a population of 527 people (which is 7.08% of the total population of Grant County). This makes Mount Vernon the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Mount Vernon represents 0.01% of the population of Oregon (which has 3,831,074 people), making it the state's 190th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 527 people, the population of Mount Vernon decreased 11.43% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 595 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Mount Vernon.

Communities Also Named Mount Vernon ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 85 communities that are also named Mount Vernon - they are located in Alabama (5), Arkansas (4), California (2), Colorado, Georgia (6), Illinois (2), Indiana (2), Iowa, Kansas (7), Kentucky (3), Maine, Maryland (3), Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi (2), Missouri (4), Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York (3), North Carolina (3), Ohio (4), Ontario (2), Pennsylvania (4), Prince Edward Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee (8), Texas (4), Virginia, Washington, West Virginia (2) and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Mount Vernon.

Communities near Mount Vernon ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Mount Vernon.

  • John Day (7 miles [11.3 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for John Day
    • John Day lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<7> to the east of Mount Vernon and is located in Grant County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,669 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for John Day have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on John Day
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for John Day<9>
  • Canyon City (8 miles [12.9 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canyon City
    • Canyon City lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<7> to the east of Mount Vernon and is located in Grant County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 659 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Canyon City have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canyon City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Canyon City<9>
  • Fox (16 miles [25.7 km] to the north)
  • Dayville (20 miles [32.2 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dayville
    • Dayville lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<7> to the west of Mount Vernon and is located in Grant County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 144 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dayville have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dayville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dayville<9>
  • Long Creek (20 miles [32.2 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Long Creek
    • Long Creek lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<7> to the north of Mount Vernon and is located in Grant County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 191 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Long Creek
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Long Creek<9>
  • Prairie City (20 miles [32.2 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prairie City
    • Prairie City lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<7> to the east of Mount Vernon and is located in Grant County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 872 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prairie City have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prairie City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Prairie City<9>
  • Seneca (20 miles [32.2 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seneca
    • Seneca lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<7> to the south of Mount Vernon and is located in Grant County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 225 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Seneca have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seneca
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Seneca<9>
  • Galena (24 miles [38.6 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Galena
    • Galena lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<7> to the northeast of Mount Vernon and is located in Grant County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Galena
  • Hamilton (24 miles [38.6 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hamilton
    • Hamilton lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<7> to the northwest of Mount Vernon and is located in Grant County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamilton
  • Susanville (26 miles [41.8 km] to the northeast) - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Susanville
    • Susanville was located 26 miles [41.8 km]<7> to the northeast of Mount Vernon and is located in Grant County

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Mount Vernon. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Mount Vernon.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Mount Vernon. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Mount Vernon.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Mount Vernon. See our Newspapers Page for Mount Vernon.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Mount Vernon ...

Looking for more information about Mount Vernon? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Mount Vernon, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Mount Vernon.

Adding Mount Vernon to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Mount Vernon in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Mount Vernon was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Mount Vernon on a map titled Mobile Oil Map of Oregon (1949).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Mount Vernon on our Genealogy Page.

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Mentions & References for Mount Vernon

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Mount Vernon. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Oregon: https://www.oregon.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Oregon's counties, including Grant, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Mount Vernon refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Mount Vernon may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Mount Vernon.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Mount Vernon - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (458) is an overlay for area code (541).
<6>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Mount Vernon). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Mount Vernon or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Mount Vernon) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Mount Vernon. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Mount VernonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mount Vernon. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.4177, Longitude: -119.1135    
<8>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<9>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.




 

 

 

 

 


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