The city of Vernon is located in the U.S. state of Alabama. It is the county seat of Lamar County with a total land area of 5.9 square miles. Vernon coordinates at 33°45′23″N 88°6′41″W and elevated by 295 feet. In 2010, It became the largest city in Lamar County. The name Vernon is from French origin meaning 'Place where alder trees are growing'. Vernon was incorporated in 1870. As of the 2010 census, the total population of Vernon was 2,000 people with a population density of 322.61/sq mi. Recent job growth is positively increased by 0.88 percent. It has an average travel time of 24 minutes. Vernon Zip code is 35592.