Old mill on the broken bridge
|Intercommunality||Seine Normandie Agglomération|
|• Mayor (2020–2026)||François Ouzilleau|
|34.92 km2 (13.48 sq mi)|
|• Density||680/km2 (1,800/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|Elevation||10–148 m (33–486 ft)|
|1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.|
Mentioned in a Latin written document as Vernum, the /m/ at the end could be the last remains of the Celtic magus 'plain' or 'market', or it is a simple latinization, and the origin is just the Celtic word *uerno, alder tree (Breton gwern, Welsh gwern, Irish fern, modern French verne).
The village gave its name to a family who took part in the Norman Conquest of England, and then became a British first name.
- 750 – First mention of name Vernon by Pepin the Short.
- 1070 – Birth of Saint Adjutor.
- 1153 – Vernon is besieged by king Louis VII.
- 1196 – Vernon is joined to the royal domain by King Philip II Augustus.
- 1204 – Building of Vernon Castle
- 1227 – Saint-Louis comes to Vernon.
- 1415 – Vernon becomes English.
- 1449 – Vernon passes to France (king Charles VII).
- 1596 – 8 October, Henry IV visits Bizy Castle.
- 1600 – Construction of the Vieux-Moulin (old mill).
- 1606 – Henry IV creates a school.
- 1723 – Creation of the Avenue des Capucins.
- 1789 – Thomas Jefferson, his family, and Sally and James Hemings stop at Vernon on their way to Le Havre to return to America.
- 1804 – Vernonnet is attached to Vernon.
- 1810 – Napoleon I comes to Vernon.
- 1843 – Arrival of the Paris-Rouen-Le Havre railroad.
- 1858 – Building of the Saint-Louis Hospital.
- 1860 – Highworks urbanism in the centre by Suchet d'Albuféra.
- 1862 – Building of the library.
- 1895 – Inauguration of the new town hall by Adolphe Barette.
- 1897 – First cinema show at the Vernon Theatre.
- 1910 – The Seine river floods the town.
- 1946 – Arrival of 28 German scientists from Peenemünde to develop French rockets.
- 1951 – First attempt to launch a Véronique rocket (Vernonelectronic) 
- 1955 – Inauguration of the Clémenceau Bridge.
- 1966 – Building of the Georges Dumézil high school .
- 1983 – First edition of the Foire aux Cerises (cherry fair).
- 1992 – Building of the Espace Culturel Philippe Auguste.
|Source: EHESS and INSEE (1968-2017)|
Twin towns – sister cities
- Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775–1851), English Romantic painter
- Philippe Montanier (born 1964), football player and manager
- Chantal Jouanno (born 1969), politician
- Tongo Doumbia (born 1989), footballer
- Ousmane Dembélé (born 1997), footballer
- Jared Khasa (born 1997), footballer
Tour des archives (Philippe Auguste's Keep)
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Vernon (Eure).|
- Official website (in French)
- Vernon unofficial website (in English and French)
- Nouvelle Normandie Tourisme – official tourist board website in English
- Vernon web (In French)
- The town that liberated itself in 1944 Vernon, the town that liberated itself, in 1944 (a tale of the Resistance)
- Vernon News Vernon Section of Giverny News (In French)