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Jefferson in Marion County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

The Brooks House

 
 
The Brooks House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 25, 2018
1. The Brooks House Marker
Inscription.  Built 1872 in Victorian style, with long galleries, bay window, 4 gables. Then a hotel, it became famous when guest "Diamond Bessie" Moore was killed west of town at a picnic in 1877. Fellow guest Abe Rothchild, cited for murder, was freed after sensational trial — later subject of a drama.
 
Erected 1971 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 8018.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureNotable Buildings.
 
Location. 32° 45.442′ N, 94° 20.784′ W. Marker is in Jefferson, Texas, in Marion County. Marker is on North Vale Street north of West Lafayette Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 208 North Vale 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. Immaculate Conception Catholic Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Brown Building (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Texas Artificial Gas Plant (about 500 feet away); Sterne Fountain
The Brooks House image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 25, 2018
2. The Brooks House
Marker is at entrance gate, on the brick wall.
(about 500 feet away); Jefferson Public Library (about 500 feet away); Stuart Hamblen (about 500 feet away); Mergenthaler Linotype Typesetting Machine (about 600 feet away); Vernon Dalhart (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jefferson.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on Diamond Bessie. (Submitted on July 6, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 6, 2018. It was originally submitted on July 6, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 74 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 6, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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