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Mount Vernon and Lisbon Community InformationStart here for community Information...Whether you're a Mount Vernon or Lisbon area resident, considering a move to this area, or are looking to start your business here, the information on this page should provide you with all the resources you need.  Close to you, far from ordinary!  Experience the charm of this historic, cultural stroll-zone that includes distinctive, nationally recognized cuisine, art studios, antiques, specialty shops and bed-and-breakfast inns.



Visit three registered national historic districts, including the entire Cornell College campus, the downtown shopping district and an area of Victorian homes, or tour the History Center in neighboring Lisbon.  Enjoy hiking and camping at nearby Palisades- Kepler State Park, or attend any of the many art or music events throughout the year.


City of Mount Vernon

City of Mount Vernon web site

City of Mount Vernon Parks and Recreation

Mount Vernon Historic Preservation Commission

Emergency Services

Mount Vernon Community School District

Mount Vernon High School Mustang Moon

City of Lisbon

City of Lisbon web site 

Lisbon History Center

Emergency Services

Lisbon Community School District

Cornell College

Cornell College web site

Cole Public Library

Civic Groups and Organizations

Mount Vernon-Lisbon Community Development Group

Mount Vernon-Lisbon Community Club

Tourism and Online Resources

Eastern Iowa Tourism Association

Travel Iowa 

Visitors to the State of Iowa

Linn County Iowa Demographics

Mount Vernon Creates Art Website

State of Iowa Historic Resources

Mount Vernon Wikipedia Page

Lisbon Wikipedia Page

State Information Services

Iowa DOT Travel Information

Iowa Amber Alert

Economic Resources / General

Location One Database (LOIS) Mount Vernon and Lisbon

Iowa Department of Economic Development

Main Street Iowa  

U.S. Small Business Administration

Area Attractions

Palisades State Park

Lake MacBride

Linn County Parks


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