Area Information


The Alexandrian Public Library is located in Mt. Vernon, in Posey County, Indiana. The main library and bookmobile serve Black, Lynn, Marrs, Point and Robinson townships in Posey County.

Education, Entertainment and Recreation in Posey County:

Mt Vernon/Posey County Information
Information on the area provided by the Posey County Chamber of Commerce
City of Mt. Vernon
Information on Mt. Vernon provided by our local government
New Harmony
Information about this popular tourist destination in Posey County
Historic New Harmony
A website dedicated to the history of New Harmony
Metropolitan School District of Mt Vernon
Website for all local schools in Mt Vernon
Harmonie State Park
Posey County's contribution to the state park system
Hovey Lake
The Nature Conservancy's swamp preserves, complete with cypress trees!
Twin Swamps Area
Another part of the Nature Conservancy's protection in Posey County

New Harmony Theatre
Local theatre produced by the University of Southern Indiana

Other Libraries in the Mt. Vernon Area:

Evansville-Vanderburgh County Public Library
County-wide system serving patrons through eight different branches throughout Vanderburgh County

Mt. Vernon School District Library Catalog
Search the catalog for items held in the Mt. Vernon area schools

Poseyville Carnegie Public Library
Original Carnegie library established to serve residents of Poseyville

Workingman's Institute
Indiana's oldest continually operating public library, located in New Harmony

Rice Library
Library located on University of Southern Indiana's campus

University of Evansville Libraries
Website for all UE libraries

Services APL Provides to the Posey County Area:

Statistics & Facts about Posey County:

  • The population of Mount Vernon is approximately 7478 (2000 Census).
  • The approximate number of families is 3236.
  • The amount of land area in Mount Vernon is 2.374 sq. miles.
  • The amount of surface water is 0.066 sq miles.
  • Mount Vernon is positioned 37.93 degrees north of the equator and 87.89 degrees west of the prime meridian.
  • The land area of Posey County is 408.5 sq. miles.
  • The population density of Posey County is 66.2 people per sq. mile.
  • Posey County was named in 1814 for Indiana Territorial Governor Thomas Posey.
  • The highest point in Posey County is 581 feet above sea level, found in Eastern Posey County near the intersection of Diamond Island road and Rexing road.
  • The lowest point in Posey County--also the lowest point in the state--is 338 feet above sea level, at the confluence of the Ohio and Wabash Rivers.




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