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Jefferson County Texas

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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. 

 CITIES, TOWNS,  AND POPULATED PLACES

* Beaumont (county seat) * Hamsire * Bevil Oaks * Nederland * Nome * China * Port Arthur * Port Neches *
* Groves * Taylor Landing *

Unincorporated Places

* Central Gardens * Fannett *

 

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Website Updates:
Jul 2015: News: Newspapers of Jefferson County
May 2015: Misc News: MILAM - Woman Ranger - Transcribed by Rick Evans
Apr 2015: Marriage News: GESSER, GONSOULIN; Visiting News: BROUSSARD, LANDRY, DASPIT
Aug 2014: World War I Casuality List
Feb 2014: County History; Births: ABERNETH; Obits: NOLTE, WHITE; Crime News; Gossip
Jan 2014: 1883 Pensioners List; Marriages 1837-1857; History of Beaumont; Obit: ANDRESS; Visiting News; Misc News; History of Union Sulphur Company
 
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