August 30, 2007

Jefferson revisited, y'all

Bird's eye view of Jefferson, Texas, 1872. (Wikipedia)

Jefferson, Texas (population: 2,040), is the Marion County Seat and 16 miles N of Marshall, 58 miles S of Texarkana, and 164 miles E of Dallas.

Sterne Fountain on Jefferson's red brick streets

Marion County Courthouse (c. 1912, Texas Renaissance style)

Humble Oils

The Jefferson Carnegie Library - this 1907 building is one of only five Carnegie Libraries serving its original function in Texas. I know of another one in Bryan.
"Folks seem to like Bright & Early Coffee"

Jefferson Historical Society Museum (old Federal Building)

  • First visit ("Jefferson, Texas, y'all")

    Anonymous said...

    The Cooke County library in Gainesville is a Carnegie library. You should make the trip sometime. Make sure you visit the zoo!

    Chris said...

    Thanks for the suggestion! I've been meaning to hit all the little towns around DFW.