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Mount Vernon is a city in Illinois.

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  1. The town was named for George Washington's plantation, Mount Vernon, which was named for Edward Vernon, a British naval hero.
  2. In the 1870s, Mt. Vernon for a time prohibited the sale of alcohol. A village called "East Mt. Vernon" was organized in 1877 to allow the sale of alcohol.
  3. Jeane Kirkpatrick, former US ambassador to the United Nations, graduated from Mt. Vernon Township High School

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