Mount Vernon 1Mount Vernon is a city in as well as the county seat of Jefferson County, Illinois, currently home to a population of over 15,200 total residents. The city anchors the Mount Vernon Metropolitan Statistical Area, which spans two counties, both Jefferson and nearby Hamilton. Founded as early as 1817, Mount Vernon gained popularity after the Illinois Supreme Court building was moved to Mount Vernon, and the city was where Abraham Lincoln learned a lot about law. Today, the city is small still but a center of retail, education, healthcare and light manufacturing.

Basic Facts About Mount Vernon

  • Current population: 15,200
  • Current mayor: Mary Jane Chesley
  • Total area: 13.15 sq mi
  • Official website:
  • Located in: Jefferson County
  • Founded in: 1817
  • Zip codes: 62864
  • Area codes: 618

Auto Transport Tips to and from Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon is located in the south-central part of Illinois, unfortunately pretty far away from any major cities except maybe St. Louis, Missouri, which sits about forty or fifty miles west of the city. This lack of proximity to any major cities presents somewhat of a problem when you take into account the overall size of the city; at just 15,000 residents Mount Vernon isn’t breaking any population records any time soon, and more than that it doesn’t see a lot of traffic from auto transport customers, which makes it a less popular area for carriers to run routes to or from. This tends to result in higher prices and longer pickup and delivery times, which could likely be mitigated by moving your pickup or delivery to St. Louis to the west.

It does help that several interstates pass by Mount Vernon, including I-57 and I-64. The latter runs east out of St. Louis, through south-central Illinois and into Kentucky and then further east, while I-57 is a north-south interstate connecting several larger cities together along its route. These help car shippers when it comes to getting to or from Mount Vernon, but its location and size still don’t do it any favors even though ease of access is greater. You’ll want to discuss your shipment with a live auto transport agent to get the latest information on popular routes through the area and to discuss options for keeping prices low if you’re shipping on a budget.

If you’re interested in getting quotes, regardless of how much time you have to ship your vehicle or how much money you have to spend on it, you should fill out our free online auto transport quote request form. If you have further questions about our services, the quote you’ll receive or just about the auto transport industry in general, give us a call for free at 800-930-7417 to speak to one of our helpful agents, who can answer questions, give advice and help you get your free quote today.

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