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JEFFERSON TEXAS
Jefferson, Texas is the county seat of Marion County. Jefferson was founded in the early 1840s, by Allen Urquhart and Daniel Alley. The town is named for Thomas Jefferson, a Founding Father and principal author of the Declaration of Independence (1776). Thomas Jefferson was elected the second Vice President of the United States (1797–1801) and the third President of the United States (1801–1809). Marion County was formed by the legislature from Cass County in 1860. The county is named for Francis Marion, the Revolutionary War general from South Carolina who was nicknamed the “Swamp Fox”. In the late 1830s, Urquhart received a headright on a bend in the creek and laid out the town around 1842. During this time, Alley laid out streets adjacent to Urquhart’s area. It was known as Alley’s Addition. Instead of arranging the streets around a central square, Urquhart laid out the town’s streets at right angles to Big Cypress Creek. Alley’s streets were laid out North/South and East/West. The result is the town’s V-shaped layout.
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Jefferson Texas, Kitt’s Kornbread Sandwich & Pie Bar, Excelsior House, Scarlett O’Hardy’s, Historical Homes, Old Federal Court & Post Office, Jefferson Historical Museum, J. Gould Railroad Car, Sterne Fountain, Jefferson Jimplecute, Marion County Courthouse, Steamboat Mittie Stephens, Historical Churches, Cemeteries, Diamond Bessie, Calendar of Events

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