Welcome to the Vernon County, Missouri website ‘About Us‘ section.  Here we hope to share with you a few things that will help get you acquainted with our county and some of the area interests.


Vernon County, Missouri was organized on February 27, 1855 and is named for Miles Vernon, a three-time Missouri Senator from Laclede County. In the same year commissioners bought 50 acres for $250 as the site of the county seat. The county seat was first called Fairview; later the name became Nevada City. Now known as …

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