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Jefferson County, Texas

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Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Jefferson County, Texas.

The county was established in 1835 as a municipality of Mexico, which had gained independence from Spain. Because the area was lightly settled, the Mexican government allowed European Americans from the United States to settle here if they pledged loyalty to Mexico. This was organized as a county in 1837 after Texas achieved independence as a republic. It was named by European-American settlers for U.S. president Thomas Jefferson.

Adjacent Counties & Parishes

Cities & Communities

  • Beaumont (County Seat)
  • Beauxart Gardens
  • Bevil Oaks
  • Central Gardens
  • Cheek
  • China
  • Dowling
  • Fannett
  • Groves
  • Hamshire
  • LaBelle
  • Nome
  • Port Arthur (part)
  • Port Neches
  • Taylor Landing
  • Viterbo



Nat'l Reg. of Hist. Places

Big Thicket National Preserve (part)

McFaddin & Texas Point Nat'l Wildlife Refuge