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Welcome to Jefferson ...

The city of Jefferson is located in the Piney Woods (East Texas).

Jefferson is located in Marion County<1> and is the County Seat for Marion County.

The location of Jefferson has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

When the people of Jefferson refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Jeffersonite<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Jefferson has a population of 1,910 people<4> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Jefferson.

The community of Jefferson is 210 feet [64 m] above sea level.<5>.

Time Zone: Jefferson lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Jefferson: (903) & (430)<6>

The ZIP code for Jefferson: 75657<7>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Jefferson had an population of 1,910 people. This is a decrease of 9.31% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 5.63% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Jefferson had a population of 2,106 people (or 19.97% of the total population of Marion County). This makes Jefferson the county's most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,106 people, the population of Jefferson increased 4.05% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 2,024 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Jefferson.

Communities Also Named Jefferson ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 58 communities that are also named Jefferson - they are located in Alabama (2), Arkansas (2), California, Colorado (2), Georgia (3), Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (3), Louisiana (2), Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan (4), Mississippi (2), Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York (2), North Carolina, Nova Scotia, Ohio (5), Oklahoma, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania (5), South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee (2), Virginia (2), Washington, West Virginia (2) and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Jefferson.

Communities near Jefferson ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Jefferson.

  • Marshall [Harrison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marshall
    • Marshall [Harrison County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<8> to the south of Jefferson
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 22,523 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marshall
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marshall<9>
  • Linden [Cass County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Linden
    • Linden [Cass County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<8> to the north of Jefferson
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,888 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Linden
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Linden<9>
  • Avinger [Cass County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Avinger
    • Avinger [Cass County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<8> to the northwest of Jefferson
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 419 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Avinger have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avinger
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Avinger<9>
  • Scottsville [Harrison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scottsville
    • Scottsville [Harrison County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<8> to the southeast of Jefferson
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 352 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scottsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scottsville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Scottsville<9>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Nesbitt [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nesbitt
      • Nesbitt [Harrison County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<8> to the southwest of Jefferson
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 281 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nesbitt have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nesbitt
    • Uncertain [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Uncertain
      • Uncertain [Harrison County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<8> to the east of Jefferson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 93 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Uncertain
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Uncertain<9>
    • Pope City [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pope City
      • Pope City [Harrison County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<8> to the southeast of Jefferson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pope City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pope City
    • Woodlawn [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodlawn
      • Woodlawn [Harrison County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<8> to the south of Jefferson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodlawn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodlawn
    • Baldwin [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Baldwin
      • Baldwin [Harrison County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<8> to the southeast of Jefferson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Baldwin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baldwin
    • Lodi [Marion County]

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Jefferson. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Jefferson.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Jefferson. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Jefferson.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Jefferson. Our list includes 32 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Jefferson.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Jefferson ...

Looking for more information about Jefferson? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Jefferson, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Jefferson.

Adding Jefferson to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Jefferson in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Jefferson was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Jefferson on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Texas (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Jefferson on our Genealogy Page.

Mentions & References for Jefferson

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Jefferson. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Texas: https://texas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Texas' counties, including Marion, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Jefferson refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Jefferson may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Jefferson.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Jefferson - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>Area code (430) is an overlay for area code (903).
<7>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Jefferson). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Jefferson or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<8>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Jefferson) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Jefferson. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from JeffersonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Jefferson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.7632, Longitude: -94.3511       In this case, the coordinates for Jefferson have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<9>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.

 

 

 

 

 


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