Living in Vernon

Vernon is a great place to live! Ask anyone who chooses to call our community home and they will agree.

As a newly named Texas Main Street City, Vernon is on the move toward renovation, expansion, and beautification of our downtown area. We see this as an opportunity for growth in our community by attracting businesses and family oriented activities to the heart of our city. With communtiy partnerships between our Chamber, City, County, Business Development Corporation, Hospital, College, and ISD's, our leaders are working diligently to recruit new industry, create new jobs, preserve and celebrate our heritage, and maintain the kind of community we are all proud to call home.

Visit our community calendar for a schedule of events including Farmers Market days, The Vintage Vernon Ghost Tour and Folk Festival, Red River BBQ Battle State Championship, Santa Rosa Rodeo, Summers Last Blast and many other exciting events throughout the year for your family to enjoy.


Vernon also prides itself on a quaity school system and the main campus of Vernon College. Our efforts to educate our future leaders focus on creating a quality workforce and advancing our students to the highest levels of success. To learn more about education in Vernon, visit and Other great schools in the area are Northside Independent School District ,, just north of Vernon and Harrold ISD, just a short drive to the east on Hwy 287. These smaller districts offer small class sizes and great opportunities for your student to shine through high academic standards and extra curricular involvement! And for the little ones, St. Paul Lutheran school offers a great start for your little lady or gentleman entering the education system. For more information visit

Orbison Park Family Aquatic Center-

When the kids are out for the summer, they can enjoy our brand new, state of the art aquatic center located at Orbison Park. This new facility features a zero gravity beach, lap swim area, lazy river, as well as many other amenities to cool off and enjoy on those hot summer days! Contact the City of Vernon for more information at 940-552-2581 or by visiting

Red River Valley Museum-

You can also take the family out for a day at the Red River Valley Museum, home to the extensive wild game collection donated by Bill Bond as well as several historical exhibits dealing with archaeology, geology, ranching history, and life in early Vernon. The museum has the largest collection of the sculpture by Electra Waggoner Biggs and a replica of her studio- you can actually imagine her working in this exhibit! Other exhibits highlight Vernon Native Jack teagarden, Doans Crossing, and the Great Western Trail. It is a step into the history of our area and a treasure in our community.