Various dates between 1836-40 are cited as the beginning of Jefferson. Early settlers were already established when the town was laid out in 1842. Today, many structures bear state historical medallions. Jefferson was an early major East Texas river port of entry when Big Cypress was navigable by steamboats from New Orleans.
It is the location of one of Texas' first breweries and, in 1873, the world's first ammonia refrigerant ice plant. It was the state's first city to use artificial gas for street lighting.
More than 60 bed-and-breakfast accommodations are offered in historic buildings. Explore several antique shops.
Arts & Culture
These are photos of Jefferson. Explore more Texas To-Dos for inspiration for your next trip!
Plan your Texas trip then take your Passport with you.
You are now leaving TravelTex.com. You are on your way to an external website.
Economic Development & Tourism (EDT) provides these links solely for the convenience
of our visitors and does not endorse, operate or control the external websites.
EDT cannot be liable for direct or indirect damage to the user resulting from Internet
connections, including but not limited to viruses, pop ups, spyware, or offensive
Don't show this message again.