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Built in the late 1850s, this building first housed the Jefferson Masonic Lodge.
A number of businesses were located here during the Civil War, and later it was used by the Knights and Ladies of Honor of Myrtle and the Knights of Honor of Jeffers…
This machine was used by the Jefferson Jimplecute to make newspaper printing plates until the early 1970's. This "hot type" machine actually melted lead that was then cast into strips of lead type that were locked into place on the printing press.…
Established in 1845. Named
in honor of Thomas Jefferson
Author of the Declaration
of Independence of the
Early navigation headquarters on Cypress Bayou. County seat of Marion County since 1860.
Before water t…
Used 1890-1964 by court of Eastern District of Texas. Now a museum.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark-1966
The Texas Legislature created Marion County in 1860. Jefferson, established as early as 1841, was chosen as county seat. By 1860, Jefferson was a regional economic center for steamboat traffic on Big Cypress Bayou, navigable due to a logjam on the…
One of Texas' most forceful leaders; 32 years in office as attorney general, governor, U.S. Senator.
Born in Alabama; in childhood moved with parents to Texas. Lived in Jefferson 1861-1887. Was educated Virginia Military Institute, University o…
This ornate, two-story, stick Victorian residence was built in 1888 by lumberman George Washington Brown (1854-1932), who later became involved in the oil and gas business. In 1928 Harrison County farmer John Griffin Bender (1871-1938), later Jeff…
Born in Alabama. Joined W. P. Lane Rangers, C.S.A., 1861; was discharged 1865, rank of farrier.
Served as sheriff-tax collector for Marion County, 1874-1876.
In April, 1877, sent as agent of the state of Texas to bring Abe Rothschild back to…
Native of Tennessee, participant in United States war with Mexico, Texas businessman, colonel of the 19th Texas Confederate Infantry, commended for gallantry at Milliken's Bend during Vicksburg Campaign, fought at Mansfield and Pleasant Hill durin…
Built before 1900 by William M. Tatum, son of a Corsicana pioneer merchant, this colonial revival style mansion features first-floor palladian windows. Massive Ionic columns support the two-story porch. Tatum's son Clifford A., who later took over…