Jefferson Texas

The House of the Seasons, one the many fine lodging experiences in Jefferson, TexasThe House of the Seasons, one the many fine lodging experiences in Jefferson, Texas

The City of Jefferson is the county seat of Marion County, Texas, north of Marshall and south of Linden. Nearby are the communities of Uncertain and Karnack.

It is located on U.S. Highway 59 and Texas Highway 49. The Jefferson Zip Code is 75657, and its Area Code is 903. Its population is about 2,000 residents.

Jefferson became a port of entry into the Republic of Texas and then the State of Texas. It was a major shipping port for agricultural products, especially cotton. Obstructions were removed from Big Cypress Bayou in 1845, allowing steamboats to reach Jefferson from New Orleans. Jefferson’s "Golden Era" as a steamboat port lasted from 1845 until 1875.

Attractions and Things to Do in Jefferson

Today, Jefferson is a tourism center, with popular attractions including Jay Gould's railroad car, the Sterne Fountain, Jefferson Carnegie Library, Excelsior House, and the bayous formed by Big Cypress Bayou located in and around the city.

A trip to Jefferson is a journey back through time to a bustling 19th century riverport. Jefferson is a great locale with antique shops lining the original brick streets, horse-drawn carriage tours, and boat trips down the bayou.

at the Jefferson Travel Guide at TripAdvisor

Experience the Historic Jefferson Railway, home tours, Christmas parade and festivities, the Jefferson Historical Museum, flea markets, rummage sales, and the Graceful Ghost paddlewheel steamboat on nearby Caddo Lake.

about things to do in Jefferson at TripAdvisor

Hotel and B&B Information for Jefferson

Visitors to Jefferson can choose between a wide variety of excellent B&Bs and other lodging. Jefferson offers hotels and 22 bed & breakfasts, including those listed.


For those visitors with recreational vehicles, check out the Diamond Don RV Park and Jefferson Ice Express and RV Park.


Dining and Restaurants in Jefferson

Those visiting and touring the Jefferson area have a wide choice of dining experiences, with over 25 restaurants to choose from! From Riverport BarBCue to the Austin Street Bistro, from the Bayou Bakery & Cafe to the Stillwater Inn, the options are plentiful.

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Photos of Jefferson Texas

Jefferson Texas Historical Museum (staff photo)
Jefferson Texas Historical Museum

The old stone Texaco gas station in Jefferson Texas (staff photo)
The old stone Texaco gas station in Jefferson Texas

Scene in downtown Jefferson Texas ... "The Golden Era" (staff photo)
Scene in downtown Jefferson Texas

Uncertain Texas ... close to Jefferson TX and Caddo Lake (staff photo)
Uncertain Texas ... close to Jefferson TX


The popular Jefferson General Store at 113 E. Austin Street, downtown ... don't miss it!
visit the Jefferson General Store website for information
Jefferson General Store in Texas

The Graceful Ghost steamboat on tour in Caddo Lake ... visit the Graceful Ghost website for tour info
The Graceful Ghost steamboat on tour in Caddo Lake

The Government Ditch ... in the Caddo Lake area
Government Ditch ... in the Caddo Lake area

Miles of Spanish Moss along the Government Ditch near Jefferson, Texas
Miles of Spanish Moss in Caddo Lake

Texas state line concrete marker near Wascom (staff photo)
Texas state line concrete marker near Wascom

Welcome to Jefferson and Texas ... the Lone Star State! (staff photo)
Welcome to Jefferson and Texas ... the Lone Star State!

Map of Jefferson Texas


Jefferson Calendar of Events for 2017

Our Jefferson Texas calendar lists events, conventions, conferences, shows, expos, festivals, fairs, art shows, parades, fund raisers and other special events in the Jefferson area.

NOTE: Events are always subject to change. We highly recommended you contact the responsible event sponsor to confirm dates, times and other details.

January 2017
January 20-21, 2017

Jefferson Flea Market
8:00am to 5:00pm
Jefferson Flea Market
213 W. Broadway Street
Jefferson, Texas 75657

details at www.JeffersonFleaMarket.net

February 2017
February 3-4, 2017

Jefferson Flea Market
8:00am to 5:00pm
Jefferson Flea Market
213 W. Broadway Street
Jefferson, Texas 75657

details at www.JeffersonFleaMarket.net

February 14, 2017

Valentines Day

March 2017
March 3-4, 2017

Jefferson Flea Market
8:00am to 5:00pm
Jefferson Flea Market
213 W. Broadway Street
Jefferson, Texas 75657

details at www.JeffersonFleaMarket.net

March 9-12, 2017

The Jefferson Gun & Knife Show
Marion County Chamber of Commerce
Sat. 9am to 5pm; Sun. 10am to 4pm
The Jefferson gun show is held at Jefferson Visitor Center and hosted by Marion County Chamber of Commerce of Texas.

details

March 17-18, 2017

Jefferson Flea Market
8:00am to 5:00pm
Jefferson Flea Market
213 W. Broadway Street
Jefferson, Texas 75657

details at www.JeffersonFleaMarket.net

March 17-18, 2017

6th Annual Route 49 Rally and Festival
Diamond Don RV Park
1602 Hwy 49 East
Jefferson, Texas

Poker Run \ Bike Show \ Bands
Food \ Vendors \ BYOB Event
International Bar-B-Que Cookers Association Sanctioned BBQ cook-off

Route 49 Rally Inc. is a Non-Profit Organization benefiting Children's Health in Dallas TX

details at www.route49rally.com

March 31 and April 1-2, 2017

Jefferson Flea Market - City-Wide Rummage Sale Weekend
8:00am to 5:00pm
Jefferson Flea Market
213 W. Broadway Street
Jefferson, Texas 75657

details at www.JeffersonFleaMarket.net

April 2017
April 11, 2017

Easter Sunday

April 14-15, 2017

Jefferson Flea Market
8:00am to 5:00pm
Jefferson Flea Market
213 W. Broadway Street
Jefferson, Texas 75657

details at www.JeffersonFleaMarket.net

May 2017
May 5-6, 2017

Jefferson Flea Market
8:00am to 5:00pm
Jefferson Flea Market
213 W. Broadway Street
Jefferson, Texas 75657

details at www.JeffersonFleaMarket.net

May 14, 2017

Mother's Day

May 19-20, 2017

Jefferson Flea Market
8:00am to 5:00pm
Jefferson Flea Market
213 W. Broadway Street
Jefferson, Texas 75657

details at www.JeffersonFleaMarket.net

June 2017
June 2-3, 2017

Jefferson Flea Market
8:00am to 5:00pm
Jefferson Flea Market
213 W. Broadway Street
Jefferson, Texas 75657

details at www.JeffersonFleaMarket.net

June 14, 2017

Flag Day

June 16-17, 2017

Jefferson Flea Market
8:00am to 5:00pm
Jefferson Flea Market
213 W. Broadway Street
Jefferson, Texas 75657

details at www.JeffersonFleaMarket.net

June 30-July 1, 2017

Jefferson Flea Market
8:00am to 5:00pm
Jefferson Flea Market
213 W. Broadway Street
Jefferson, Texas 75657

details at www.JeffersonFleaMarket.net

July 2017
July 4, 2017

Independence Day

July 14-15, 2017

Jefferson Flea Market
8:00am to 5:00pm
Jefferson Flea Market
213 W. Broadway Street
Jefferson, Texas 75657

details at www.JeffersonFleaMarket.net

August 2017
August 4-5, 2017

Jefferson Flea Market
8:00am to 5:00pm
Jefferson Flea Market
213 W. Broadway Street
Jefferson, Texas 75657

details at www.JeffersonFleaMarket.net

August 18-19, 2017

Jefferson Flea Market
8:00am to 5:00pm
Jefferson Flea Market
213 W. Broadway Street
Jefferson, Texas 75657

details at www.JeffersonFleaMarket.net

August 26-27, 2017

The Jefferson Gun & Knife Show
Marion County Chamber of Commerce
Sat. 9am to 5pm; Sun. 10am to 4pm
The Jefferson gun show is held at Jefferson Visitor Center and hosted by Marion County Chamber of Commerce of Texas.

details

September 2017
September 1-2, 2017

Jefferson Flea Market
8:00am to 5:00pm
Jefferson Flea Market
213 W. Broadway Street
Jefferson, Texas 75657

details at www.JeffersonFleaMarket.net

September 15-16, 2017

Jefferson Flea Market
8:00am to 5:00pm
Jefferson Flea Market
213 W. Broadway Street
Jefferson, Texas 75657

details at www.JeffersonFleaMarket.net

October 2017
October 6-8, 2017

Jefferson Flea Market and City-Wide Rummage Sale Weekend
8:00am to 5:00pm
Jefferson Flea Market
213 W. Broadway Street
Jefferson, Texas 75657

details at www.JeffersonFleaMarket.net

October 20-21, 2017

Jefferson Flea Market
8:00am to 5:00pm
Jefferson Flea Market
213 W. Broadway Street
Jefferson, Texas 75657

details at www.JeffersonFleaMarket.net

November 2017
November 3-4, 2017

Jefferson Flea Market
8:00am to 5:00pm
Jefferson Flea Market
213 W. Broadway Street
Jefferson, Texas 75657

details at www.JeffersonFleaMarket.net

November 17-18, 2017

Jefferson Flea Market
8:00am to 5:00pm
Jefferson Flea Market
213 W. Broadway Street
Jefferson, Texas 75657

details at www.JeffersonFleaMarket.net

December 2017
December 1-2, 2017

Jefferson Flea Market
8:00am to 5:00pm
Jefferson Flea Market
213 W. Broadway Street
Jefferson, Texas 75657

details at www.JeffersonFleaMarket.net

December 8-9, 2017

Jefferson Flea Market
8:00am to 5:00pm
Jefferson Flea Market
213 W. Broadway Street
Jefferson, Texas 75657

details at www.JeffersonFleaMarket.net

December 15-16, 2017

Jefferson Flea Market
8:00am to 5:00pm
Jefferson Flea Market
213 W. Broadway Street
Jefferson, Texas 75657

details at www.JeffersonFleaMarket.net

December 25, 2017

Christmas Day

   

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Other Area Tourism and Attractions

While visiting the Jefferson area, you may want to take other interesting day trips in several directions around East Texas:

    • Jacksonville - Tomatoes and more, south of Tyler on U.S. 69
    • Tyler - home of the Tyler Rose Garden, Azalea Trails and Texas Rose Festival
    • Love's Lookout - beautiful 30-mile vista to the East
    • Athens - Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center
    • Canton - home of First Monday Trade Days
    • Gladewater - antique capitol of East Texas
    • Kilgore - home of the East Texas Oil Museum and Kilgore College
    • Longview - historic buildings, shopping, restaurants
    • Marshall - Marshall Pottery, Railroad Museum, more
    • Toledo Bend Reservoir - boating, fishing, swimming, marinas, hiking, camping, golf, resorts, restaurants
    • Bullard - home of wineries and the Freedom Museum