To visit, drop by one of the following during the stated hours of operation:

The Old Depot Museum

The fully restored facily was donated after passenger and freight service was discontinued, now faces Kaufman, about 150 feet north of the tracks.

  • 200 S. Kaufman
  • Tuesday - Friday 9am - 3pm
  • 903-537-4760

The Majors-Parchman House

Restored 1883 Victorian Cottage with Original Out Buildings and Extensive Art Works, serves as the FCHA Headquarters.

  • 701 S. Kaufman
  • Tuesday - Friday 9am - 3pm
  • 903-537-4760

The Fire Station Museum

Housed in the old 1940 WPA-financed fire station, exhibits artifacts from Franklin County and other parts of Texas

  • 107 Scott St
  • Saturday 10am - 2pm
  • 903-537-4760

Call the FCHA office at the Majors-Parchman House at 903-537-4760 during operating hours for reservations.

Ask for a free map of historic homes and an annotated guide for a driving-tour of the town.

To reach us by USPS:

P. O. Box 289
Mt. Vernon, TX 75457

For general inquiries regarding the Historical Association or to ask about volunteer opportunities, send email:

For genealogical inquiries

To search out cemetery-burial information and other genealogical information, contact the Franklin County Genealogical Society:

Also, for cemetery information or local history, contact B.F. Hicks:

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