Jefferson Turn Basin

Jefferson Turn Basin (HM28YV)

Location: Jefferson, TX 75657 Marion County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 45.385', W 94° 20.588'

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Wide, deep lagoon in Cypress Bayou, used for turning around ships in Gulf-Red River trade.

First steamer to reach here was the "Lama" in 1844, by way of Red River, which for 200 miles above Shreveport was clogged by a "raft" of debris that had begun forming about 1529. Cypress Bayou thus was best travel route into Oklahoma, western Arkansas and north Texas. Until Federal government in 1873 removed the raft, Jefferson was southwest's greatest inland port, with this basin its business center. Last steamer operated here in 1903.
HM NumberHM28YV
Year Placed1964
Placed ByState Historical Survey Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, July 1st, 2018 at 10:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 374181 N 3625081
Decimal Degrees32.75641667, -94.34313333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 45.385', W 94° 20.588'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 45' 23.1" N, 94° 20' 35.28" W
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Area Code(s)903, 430
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100 E Dallas St, Jefferson TX 75657, US
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