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Welcome to Mount Vernon ...

Mount Vernon is located in Preston County<1>.

The location of Mount Vernon has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

When the people of Mount Vernon refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Mount Vernonite<3>

A typical abbreviation for Mount Vernon: Mt. Vernon

Mount Vernon is 1,860 feet [567 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Mount Vernon lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Mount Vernon: (304) and (681)<5>

Communities Also Named Mount Vernon ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two West Virginia communities named Mount Vernon: This one is located in Preston County and the other is located in Putnam County.

Beyond West Virginia, 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), Oregon, Pennsylvania (4), Prince Edward Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee (8), Texas (4), Virginia, Washington 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.

  • Morgantown [Monongalia County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morgantown
    • Morgantown [Monongalia County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the northwest of Mount Vernon
    • Estimated population in 2019: 30,549 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morgantown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Morgantown<7>
  • Fairmont [Marion County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairmont
    • Fairmont [Marion County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the west of Mount Vernon
    • Estimated population in 2019: 18,388 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairmont
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fairmont<7>
  • Grafton [Taylor County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grafton
    • Grafton [Taylor County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Mount Vernon
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,982 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grafton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grafton<7>
  • Westover [Monongalia County]
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    • Westover [Monongalia County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the northwest of Mount Vernon
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,173 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westover have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westover
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Westover<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Pleasant Valley [Marion County]
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      • Pleasant Valley [Marion County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the west of Mount Vernon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,141 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Valley
    • Granville [Monongalia County]
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      • Granville [Monongalia County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the northwest of Mount Vernon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,140 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Granville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Granville
    • Kingwood [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kingwood
      • Kingwood [Preston County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the southeast of Mount Vernon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,057 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kingwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kingwood<7>
    • Star City [Monongalia County]
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      • Star City [Monongalia County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the northwest of Mount Vernon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,948 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Star City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Star City
    • Fairchance [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairchance
      • Fairchance [Fayette County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northwest of Mount Vernon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,886 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairchance have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairchance
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fairchance<7>
    • Terra Alta [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Terra Alta
      • Terra Alta [Preston County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the east of Mount Vernon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,500 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Terra Alta
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Terra Alta<7>

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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Mount Vernon, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Mount Vernon.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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 West Virginia: https://www.wv.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of West Virginia's counties, including Preston, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>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 community'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.
<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 (681) is an overlay for area code (304).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Mount Vernon) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mount Vernon. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.5256, Longitude: -79.8298       In this case, the coordinates for Mount Vernon have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>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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