Welcome to Downtown Jefferson, TX

The Bed and Breakfast Capitol of Texas

"The Bed and Breakfast Capitol of Texas"

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A little about Jefferson

"The Bed & Breakfast Capitol of Texas" boasts nearly 70 entries on the National Register of Historic Places, a Carnegie Library, Historical Museum, ghost walks, historic home tours, eclectic shops, fabulous food and entertaining attractions.

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The history of Jefferson

The rich and diverse history of Jefferson, Texas is told through numerous factual and romantic accounts, including those that describe its dramatic rise to prosperity during the mid 1800's, as the states' largest and most significant riverport. This period of prosperity has come to be known as "The Golden Era". Jefferson erupted into a mid-19th-century boomtown with the help of a genteel, graceful society of successful and well-bred families, a host of nefarious opportunists and a rich assortment of eclectic individuals, while offering a supply point and doorway to settlers and immigrants looking for a new life. She was and remains, The Queen of the Bayou. No one knows for certain exactly when Jefferson was founded. Many descriptions place the town's birth date in 1836, however, further research points to the early 1840s as the first time Jefferson was mentioned as a new settlement. Named in honor of the third President of the United States.

Contact Information

115 N Polk St
Jefferson, Texas

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Businesses in Jefferson, Texas

Here is a collection of downtown Jefferson, Texas businesses. Clicking on the thumbnail image, or the blue "View Member" will take you to that businesses page. We've included some jump links so that you can easily navigate to different categories of businesses. Those, can be found directly below as icons. Or, there is a list of categories in the menu bar.


303 Austin Place


Relax and enjoy the best of both old and new


Alley-McKay House B and B Inn


Welcome to your place to relax and refresh


Captain's Castle B and B


The perfect setting for your weekend getaway


Excelsior House Hotel


Welcoming travelers since the late 1850's


Historic Jefferson Ghost Walk

Museums / Attractions

Providing ghostly, historic walking tours


Kitt's Kornbread Sandwich and Pie Bar


Waddaya mean you've never had a cornbread sandwich?


Stacey's Home Fries Cafe


Home Fries and much, much more


Stillwater Inn


1890's Victorian houses a chef-owned restaurant


Fashion & Art Revival


Women's designer fashions at surprising bargain prices


Jefferson Antique Mall


Multi dealer location with antiques and collectibles


Jefferson Fudge Store


Located in an 1876 mercantile, over 20 flavors of fudge


Route 49 Motorclothes


Full biker clothing store