Jefferson in Marion County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Erected 1984 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 8099.)
Location. 32° 44.249′ N, 94° 20.782′ W. Marker is in Jefferson, Texas, in Marion County. Marker is at the intersection of Farm to Market Road 2208 and U.S. 59, on the left when traveling east on Highway 2208. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jefferson TX 75657, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Marion County Depression Era Roadside Park (here, next to this marker); Jefferson (approx. ¾ mile away); Stilley-Young House (approx. 1.2 miles away); Early Jefferson Lodge Building Old Federal Court and Post Office Building (approx. 1.3 miles away); Brown-Bender House (approx. 1.3 miles away); Mergenthaler Linotype Typesetting Machine (approx. 1.3 miles away); Captain William Perry (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jefferson.
Also see . . .
1. Tracing the Trammel.
The pioneers (many with one or two enslaved people traipsing with them) took a circuitous path carved out by Nicholas Trammell, who himself used an old Indian footpath. Nicholas Trammell (1780-1856) exemplified many of the new settlers to this water-logged, flat, and isolated portion of the Red River: he was an adventurer, explorer, tradesman, interpreter, surveyor, capitalist, horse racer, and a person with "itchy feet" who operated ferries, horse trading operations, farms, and taverns along the White, Red, and Guadalupe Rivers in Arkansas and Texas. Some have accused him of stealing slaves and horses, but lots of that information is unsubstantiated. (Submitted on December 5, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Trammel's Trace Map.
Excellent map of Trammel's Trace. This marker is roughly in the (Submitted on December 5, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
3. Excerpts from the Dedication of a Different "Trammel's Trace" marker.
About the time of our disastrous war with England in 1812, Nicholas Trammel, Jr., began the trail now bearing his name which formed a connecting link between the Southwest Trail from St. Louis and the Camio Real (King's Highway). It ran from Fulton, Arkansas to Nacogdoches and was the first road to Texas from the Northeast. (Submitted on December 5, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Categories. • Exploration • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on December 6, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 3, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 64 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on December 3, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. 2, 3. submitted on December 5, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.