As a Texas Main Street City and the county seat of Wilbarger County, the Vernon Chamber of Commerce welcomes you to this beautiful and dynamic city. While the area has bloomed into a growing community, the first settlers arrived here in 1878.
The Doans family settled on the Red River, just north of Vernon, and established a trading post by a nearby cattle market, which still stands today. When Wilbarger County was officially organized with an established government in 1881, the trading post became a community named to honor Washington’s home, Mount Vernon, but since there were (and still are not) any mountains in the area the “Mount” was dropped.
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