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Jefferson Texas, just east of the Louisiana border, is a historic gem of a town. It draws visitors back into the 19th century with carriage rides, trips on a steam engine train, and even open-air riverboats that whisk you gently down Big Cypress Creek. The brick streets help create the sensation that you are in another time. Be sure to visit the Jefferson Museum to learn about this interesting town while you stay here. Your Jefferson bed and breakfast innkeepers may also be a great source of information about their town.
Visitors enjoy strolling along Big Cypress Creek. The town is laid out along the creek, with roads jutting off at right angles from it. The importance of Big Cypress Creek cannot be overlooked; in the 1840s, the town was Texas' top inland port, and it was the central commercial and distribution center of Northeast Texas until the late 1800s. At that time, railroads replaced riverboats as the principal means of moving goods, and Jefferson's central role in shipping dried up.
The 1800s are still alive and well in Jefferson perhaps in part because the city stopped growing at that time. Many buildings in town are listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and residents have civic pride. Each spring the town celebrates these buildings with a three-day celebration of them. The town has done a great job preserving its past.
Indeed, it is hard to talk about Jefferson without referring to the past, and alluding to ghosts. It has been said by some that Jefferson is the most haunted town in Texas, and many people come here to try to learn if this is true. The Historical Jefferson Texas Ghost Walk is always a popular event - for believers and skeptics alike. Tours are given every Friday and Saturday evening, and special events dot the calendar all year long.
Experience history, luxury, charm and Southern hospitality in the heart of Jefferson Texas. After a day of exploring the Jefferson area, there is no better place to seek refuge than in the lovely serene surroundings of the White Oak Manor bed and breakfast.
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