Welcome

Known as the “Festival Arts City,” there is always something going on in Mt. Vernon. From live musical entertainment to gallery openings, Mt. Vernon is the place for the artist…

Tourism

Jefferson County is home to many annual events and festivals, interactive historic landmarks, outdoor recreation adventures, and things to do for visitors and locals alike. Whether you’re enjoying street festivals…

History

Mount Vernon, known as “Festival Arts City,” is the county seat of Jefferson County, Illinois. The population was 15,277 at the 2010 census. 19th Century Mt. Vernon was founded in…

Transportation

The ease of access to multiple modes transportation is one of Jefferson County’s greatest strengths. Its central location versus national markets, the nations’ transportation system and the development of the…

Manufacturing

Mt. Vernon, Illinois, in Jefferson County, is situated at the crossroads of Interstate Highways 57 and 64, just one hour east of St. Louis, Missouri and one hour west of…

Economic Development

The Jefferson County Development Corporation (JCDC) is a proactive force in the county that implements strategies to attract, maintain and develop business in the community and consists as a partnership…

Education

Education is a vital part of a growing, productive community and in Jefferson County education is woven into the fabric of every day life. Represented by a variety of school…

Health Care

There are many reasons that Jefferson County is one of the progressive counties in the Southern Illinois region. Keeping its citizens and others in the region healthy is at the…