The center is housed in the 1868 home of Henry Clay Thruston, the tallest soldier in the Confederate Army during the Civil War (listed at 7 feet, 7.5 inches tall). It is located along the historic Bankhead Highway. Quilting demonstrations are offered. On C.R. 1010, just west of Texas 37.
The Franklin County Arts Alliance offers permanent and changing exhibits. Additional exhibits are offered at the Old Jail Art Center in the 1912 county jail building (includes original cells), open by appointment only. 204 W. Main St. www.franklincountyarts.com
This 57-acre nature preserve features hiking trails adjacent to the visitor center. On C.R. 1010, just west of Texas 37.
This museum features natural history displays, violins and changing exhibits. The Don Meredith Memorabilia Exhibit presents sports items donated by the former Dallas Cowboys quarterback and Mount Vernon native. Free. 210 S. Kaufman St. www.fcha-online.org
Exhibits housed in the 1894 Parchman-Meredith Store Building detail the county's history. Research facilities are available with regional archives. 110 W. Main St. On the south side of town square.
This lake offers parks, camping and picnic areas, marinas, boat ramps and swimming. Access is eight miles southeast of Mount Vernon by taking Texas 37 south and F.M. 2723 east.
This 1883 Victorian farmhouse has original outbuildings and includes an 1868 log cabin. At the corner of Kaufman and Tolbert streets.
This beautifully restored church, built in the early 1900s, hosts concerts and other performances. 402 Leftwich, at Yates. www.mountvernonmusic.org
In the restored 1894 Cottonbelt Depot, this museum features railroad-related items. A small 1880 log cabin, syrup press, mill and blacksmith shop are on the property. Free. 202 S. Kaufman St.
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