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. More than 60 bed-and-breakfast accommodations are offered in historic buildings. Explore several antique shops.

305 E. Austin St.


Planning a trip to Texas? Check out these #TexasToDo suggestions from locals and visitors to create your perfect trip. While you’re here, be sure to capture your favorite experiences and upload them using #TexasToDo for a chance to be featured on