Jefferson in Marion County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Site of Home of Captain George T. Todd
After war, was in the Texas Legislature and on University of Texas Board of Regents. As district attorney, prosecuted Cincinnati jewelry salesman Abe Rothchild for the 1877 roadside murder of "Diamond Bessie" Moore. Covering 7 years, this famous trial put in conflict some of the nation's best lawyers and set numerous legal precedents.
Erected 1965 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 8095.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Education • Law Enforcement • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1843.
Location. 32° 45.594′ N, 94° 20.856′ W. Marker is in Jefferson, Texas, in Marion County. Marker is at the intersection of North Polk Street (County Road 134) and East Clarksville Street, on the left when traveling Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 503 North Polk Street, Jefferson TX 75657, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The George T. Todd House (a few steps from this marker); First Baptist Church of Jefferson (within shouting distance of this marker); Torrans-Clopton-Spellings House (within shouting distance of this marker); S. D. Rainey Home (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Civil War Meat Packing Plant (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Beard House (approx. 0.2 miles away); William Clark Residence (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ruth Lester Memorial House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jefferson.
Also see . . . Texas State Historical Association article on George T. Todd. (Submitted on July 2, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 21, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 2, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 181 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 2, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.