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Statistics & Facts

The Texas state capital is Austin.
The population of Jefferson is approximately 2,199 (1990), 2106 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 1,064 (1990), 871 (2010).
The amount of land area in Jefferson is 10.165 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.181 sq kilometers.
The distance from Jefferson to Washington DC is 1096 miles.
The distance to the Texas state capital is 264 miles. (as the crow flies)
Jefferson is positioned 32.76 degrees north of the equator and 94.34 degrees west of the prime meridian.


Tours of Historic Homes, c. 1840 - 1900 Year Around;Bed and Breakfast Capitol of Texas; Horse-drawn Antique ReplicaBuggy rides; Wagon rides; Riverboat rides; Living Room Theatre,one-woman repertory theatre year around; famous 1850's ExcelsiorHouse Hotel; Jefferson Historical Museum; Texas HistoryMuseum; Historical Pilgrimage, Parade and Home Tour 1st weekend in Mayyearly; Christmas Candlelight Tour of Homes two weekends inDecember; Mardi Gras celebration each year; Jazz Weekend each year;Opera House Theatre Players, community theatre w/four shows eachseason Oct - July; close proximity to famous Caddo Lake; Monument toBravest Woman in Texas, Harriet Potter Ames at Potter's Point, CaddoLake; Marion County Veterans Memorial Wall; Marion CountyGenealogical Society meets monthly; home of oldest Federated Women'sClub in Texas, the 1881 Club; downtown historical district; antiqueshopping; unique restaurants; saloon and restaurant; active VFW andAmerican Legon Posts; active Lions and Rotary Clubs; TexasHistorical Medallions on homes and buildings throughout the city;one of the oldest cities in Texas that was the "gateway to theSouthwest" when steamboats docked on Cypress River at city wharves;close proximity to floating casinos in Shreveport-Bossier City, La.;Heart of Cypress Valley fishing/skiing/swimming lakes and parks;Confederate/Union Re-enactments scheduled yearly.

Jefferson is home to the largest privately owned syrup and jam/jelly plant in the United States. Jefferson site of many "firsts" of the past, i.e. First Ice Manufacturing in Texas; First Street Lights in Texas; Marion County site of large, ancient Caddo Indian settlement; Marion County home of famous singing cowboy/film actor STUART HAMBLEN; also famous 1920's-30's recording artist inducted in Nashville CM Hall of Fame, VERNON DALHART; also home to BARRY BENEFIELD, reknown author of novels, short stories, and film scripts of 20's thru 40's. Historic churches throughout the city.
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Jefferson City Government

Jefferson City Hall
102 N Polk St
Jefferson, TX 75657-2214
Phone: 903-665-3922

Jefferson Chamber

Chamber Of Commerce
118 N Vale St
Jefferson, TX 75657-2256
Phone: 903-665-2672

Jefferson Organizations

Chamber Of Commerce
118 N Vale St
Jefferson, TX 75657-2256
Phone: 903-665-2672

Jefferson Schools

Jefferson School District
510 S Line St
Jefferson, TX 75657-2116
Phone: 903-665-2461

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