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Vernon, Alabama is the county seat for Lamar County which is 45 miles long, twenty miles wide and has six small incorporated towns and twice that many named communities that 16,000 people call home. The sign at the edge of town says it's home of the Vernon Bulldogs and the Backstreet Opry. The Bulldogs are one of three school teams in the county and the Backstreet Opry features free homegrown music on Saturday night---you can go and perform, or just pat your foot and enjoy.
We have a new modern facility, across from the clinic, which houses Lamar County High School and Middle School. The old high school building has been renovated and houses the City Hall, Library, Museum, Police Department and Auditorium.
We have plenty of fast food, several "meat and threes", and numerous fish and steak places in the county if or when you decide not to cook. Seems like EVERYBODY eats out on Friday night-no need trying to call anyone back that night.
Vernon has two fine locally owned grocery stores. I tell people the state legislature makes up the rules for veterinary practice, but validation for how you are doing in practice happens at the grocery store! Rural veterinarians just have to go to the grocery store to find out what people think of their doctoring. Grocery shopping is a pleasure when clients come up to me or my wife to tell us what a wonderful job I did with their animal or mention what they heard I did for someone else.
We have two bed and breakfasts, one in a country farm setting that is a favorite for weddings and receptions, while the other is housed in a antebellum style house.
The county has three weekly newspapers. If you need to tell the county something, they will do it for you. They love anything you compose and wish you would do it regularly. Of course it's good etiquette to purchase an ad at each holiday, graduation, etc!
Vernon is located about 25 miles east of Columbus, Mississippi, 50 miles east of Starkville and 65 miles northwest of Tuscaloosa, of national football championship fame. Universities in all of these cities afford additional cultural and sporting events.
Opportunities for outdoor recreation abound here. You can hunt and fish, hike, ride bicycles, motorcycles, four-wheelers, horses or wagons. On any given weekend, you can find a group to do it with you. If you can't find your kids, they are probably down at the city park playing some kind of ball. And, if you aren't there and the weather turns sour, someone will bring them home for you!!