This page is dedicated to providing a listing of resources relevant to the history of Mount Vernon, Iowa.
Mount Vernon Historic Preservation Commission Resources
The links below will open individual PDF documents
National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) Forms
- Ash Park Historic District – Nomination
- Commercial Historic District – Nomination
- Cornell College Historic District – Nomination
- Mount Vernon – Multiple Property Documentation
- History Linn County Iowa: Volume I
Published in 1911, History of Linn County Iowa provides a wealth of information about the early days in Linn County including: Bohemian immigrants, early marriage records, historic roads & monuments, early settlers, schools, old cemeteries, Southern influences, churches, politics, Cedar Rapids, and much more. The Table of Contents starts on page ix, followed by the Table of Illustrations and the Index begins on page 491.
- Cornell College Archives
The mission of the Cornell College Archives is to provide an institutional record of the College and to document its activities. In pursuit of this mission, we identify, collect, organize, preserve, and make available college records and personal papers of enduring value from faculty, staff, alumni, and friends of the college for use by the college community and by the general public. The Digital Archive provides access to a variety of images and texts from the Archives, including the collection of Royal Purple Yearbooks.
- Portrayal Mount Vernon.
A Greetings From Iowa YouTube video highlighting an art event that has local artists come and create art based on the historic and picturesque features of the community.
- State Historical Society of Iowa
The State Historical Society of Iowa has been a trustee of Iowa’s historical legacy since 1857. With a dual mission of preservation and education, it maintains a museum, two research centers, preservation office, and eight historic sites. The society preserves and provides access to Iowa’s historical resources through a variety of statewide programs, exhibitions and projects while serving as an advocate for Iowa’s past and connector to the future.
- Sanborn Maps Available Online
The Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps Online Checklist provides a searchable database of the fire insurance maps published by the Sanborn Map Company housed in the collections of the Geography and Map Division. The online checklist is based upon the Library’s 1981 publication Fire Insurance Maps in the Library of Congress and will be continually updated to reflect new acquisitions.