Mount Vernon, Indiana

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Mount Vernon is a city in southern Indiana along the Ohio River and the county seat of Posey County.[3] It is located in Black Township. As of the 2000 census, the city's population was 7,478. It is part of the Evansville, Indiana metropolitan area, which had a 2000 population of 342,815.

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Geography

Mount Vernon is located at 37°56′12″N 87°53′56″W / 37.93667°N 87.89889°W / 37.93667; -87.89889 (37.936766, -87.898780).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.5 square miles (6.6 km²), of which, 2.5 square miles (6.4 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (2.77%) is water.

History

Mt. Vernon was named for George Washington's plantation at Mt. Vernon. That name derives from Edward Vernon, a British naval hero, under whom Washington's half-brother served, and in whose honor Rule Britannia was written.

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