A little about Jefferson
"The Bed & Breakfast Capitol of Texas" boasts nearly 70 entries on the National Register of Historic Places, a Carnegie Library, Historical Museum, ghost walks, historic home tours, eclectic shops, fabulous food and entertaining attractions.
The history of Jefferson
The rich and diverse history of Jefferson, Texas is told through numerous factual and romantic accounts, including those that describe its dramatic rise to prosperity during the mid 1800's, as the states' largest and most significant riverport. This period of prosperity has come to be known as "The Golden Era". Jefferson erupted into a mid-19th-century boomtown with the help of a genteel, graceful society of successful and well-bred families, a host of nefarious opportunists and a rich assortment of eclectic individuals, while offering a supply point and doorway to settlers and immigrants looking for a new life. She was and remains, The Queen of the Bayou. No one knows for certain exactly when Jefferson was founded. Many descriptions place the town's birth date in 1836, however, further research points to the early 1840s as the first time Jefferson was mentioned as a new settlement. Named in honor of the third President of the United States.
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