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History & History-related items
Statistics & Facts
The Oregon state capital is Salem.
The population of Mount Vernon is approximately 538 (1990), 527 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 245 (1990), 259 (2010).
The amount of land area in Mount Vernon is 1.798 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Mount Vernon to Washington DC is 2341 miles.
The distance to the Oregon state capital is 210 miles. (as the crow flies)
Mount Vernon is positioned 44.41 degrees north of the equator and 119.11 degrees west of the prime meridian.
History & History Related Items
David W. Jenkins, an early settler, owned a prize black stallion named Mt. Vernon. Both the town and the rocky eminence just to the north were named for the horse, and the animal was stabled in a small stone building constructed especially for him as protection against indians and thieves. During the Indian War of 1878, neighbors drowded into the stout little fortress along with the horse. In 1971, the building was still standing, unfazed by ninety years, just north of U.S. 26 about one and one half miles east of Mount Vernon. The post office was established May 14, 1877 with William J. Gray as postmaster.
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The settling of Mount Vernon
May 14, 1877
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