Jefferson in Marion County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Restored 1961-63 by Jessie Allen Wise Garden Club.
Erected 1966 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 9031.)
Location. 32° 45.355′ N, 94° 20.731′ W. Marker is in Jefferson, Texas, in Marion County. Marker is at the intersection of West Austin Street and North Vale Street, on the right when traveling west on West Austin Street. Touch for map. Mounted at on right side of Excelsior House Hotel main entrance. Marker is at or near this postal address: 211 West Austin Street, Jefferson TX 75657, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jay Gould Railroad Car (a few steps from this marker); Captain William Perry (a few steps from this marker); Jefferson C.S.A. (a few steps from this marker); Brown-Bender House (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Federal Court and Post Office Building Mergenthaler Linotype Typesetting Machine (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Murphy Building (about 300 feet away); Early Jefferson Lodge Building (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jefferson.
Regarding Excelsior House. National Register of Historic Places (1971)
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1. Step back in history...
Famous people registered at the Excelsior House include Ulysses S. Grant, Oscar Wilde, Rutherford B. Hayes and Lady Bird Johnson to name a few. Southern charm graces this historic hotel with rich rosewood, cherry, and mahogany furnishings, constructed of brick and timber, with lacy iron work gallery. (Submitted on December 5, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. History & Haunting of The Excelsior House Hotel.
Diamond Bessie was murdered at Jefferson in 1877, supposedly by Abe Rothschild, although he was acquitted after two controversial trials. Diamond Bessie married Abe Rothschild, whose family was the Rothschild Banking dynasty in Europe. A very popular stage entertainer, she was spoiled by her husband with diamonds and jewelry, which he eventually (Submitted on December 5, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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