|Elevation||696 ft (212 m)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||1099244|
The Fort Smith and Western Railway, which opened in 1899 and closed in 1939, operated through the town. The FS&W served major coal mining operations in eastern Oklahoma at Coal Creek, Bokoshe and McCurtain. Other towns served included Crowder, Okemah, Boley, Prague, Vernon, Indianola and Meridian. A major portion of the road's freight traffic was metallurgical-grade coal from San Bois Coal Company mines near McCurtain. However, the railroad was ultimately abandoned after the Great Depression.
A post office was established in 1920, in what was grocery and dry goods store; the building, known as The Rock Front, later became a tavern and pool hall and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.
- Boley, Brooksville, Clearview, Grayson, Langston, Lima, Redbird, Rentiesville, Summit, Taft, Tatums, and Tullahassee, other "All-Black" settlements that were part of the Land Run of 1889.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Vernon, Oklahoma
- O'Dell, Larry. "Vernon". Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History & Culture. Oklahoma Historical Society. Retrieved 2012-05-23.
- "The Rock Front". National Register Properties in Oklahoma. Retrieved 2012-08-20.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Vernon Cemetery
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Vernon Post Office
- O'Dell, Larry. "All-Black Towns". Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History & Culture. Oklahoma Historical Society. Retrieved 2012-08-19.
- Vernon’s Rock Front Post Office – Historical Information from okstate.edu
- All-Black Towns in Oklahoma from okstate.edu
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