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Jefferson County Texas
Jefferson County, formed in 1836 and organized in 1837, was one of the original counties in the Republic of Texas. It was named for the municipality that preceded it, which was in turn named for Thomas Jefferson. The first county seat, Jefferson, or Old Jefferson, on the east bank of Cow Bayou, was replaced by Beaumont in 1838 and had disappeared by 1845, when the site of Orange was surveyed. Orange was first called Jefferson or New Jefferson. During the Civil War, the county court voted to garrison a fort at Sabine Pass, Beaumont became a concentration point for Confederate troops, a cantonment was established at Spindletop Springs, and the county courthouse served as a hospital. Among the county's several volunteer groups, the Sabine Pass Guard was organized at Sabine Pass in April 1861, under the Texas legislative act of 1858 that authorized the state militia.Photo by Regrothenberger - Creative Commons Attribution 3.0JEFFERSON COUNTY COURTHOUSE
CITIES, TOWNS, AND POPULATED PLACES
* Beaumont (county seat) * Hamsire * Bevil Oaks * Nederland * Nome * China * Port Arthur * Port Neches ** Groves * Taylor Landing * Central Gardens * Fannett *
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Feb 2018: History: History of Port Arthur; Visiting News: MOORE, TEAGUE, MACONE, CLARK, LANIER, SWEAT, PEPPERCORN, STONE, MYRICK, O'BRIEN, BLANCHETTE, KYLE, STONE, NABERS, EASTHAN, BLAIN, GRAY, HAMBLIN, NUSSBAUM, SOLINSKY, BORDAGES, PEVETO, WATSON, GOODHUE, MCGAFFEYMay 2017: History: 1914 County History
Oct 2016: Military: Vietnam War Casualties
Jun 2016: County Records: 1916 County Officers
Apr 2016: Website updated and all pages are mobile friendly
Jan 2016: Bios: COLLIER, GREER; County Records: 1888 County Officers
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