Jefferson in Marion County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Erected 1982 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 8090.)
Location. 32° 45.366′ N, 94° 20.814′ W. Marker is in Jefferson, Texas, in Marion County. Marker is at the intersection of West Lafayette Street and North Market Street, on the right when traveling east on West Lafayette Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 301 West Lafayette Street, Jefferson TX 75657, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Texas Artificial Gas Plant (within shouting distance of this marker); Jefferson Public Library (within shouting distance of this marker); Mergenthaler Linotype Typesetting Machine Brown-Bender House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Federal Court and Post Office Building (about 300 feet away); Immaculate Conception Catholic Church (about 400 feet away); Captain William Perry (about 400 feet away); Excelsior House (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jefferson.
Also see . . . Stories of the Jewish Community in Jefferson.
Previously a merchant in McKinney, German-born Jacob Sterne settled in Jefferson with his wife Ernestine in 1855. He opened his own store, Gentleman’s Furnishing Goods, in both Jefferson and the nearby town of Marshall. In addition, Sterne worked in the county clerk’s office and was appointed Postmaster, a prestigious position at the time. When he died in 1872, his wife took over his position as Postmistress of Jefferson. As the Civil War divided the country, Jefferson contributed to the 105 Jewish Texans who fought on behalf of the Confederacy. Jacob Sterne, who acquired a substitute service release, served as a quartermaster instead. He worked for the Confederate Clothing Depot, traveling to destinations east of the Mississippi (Submitted on December 3, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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