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Whether you come for the lakes, shopping or just to unwind, unplug and relax, you’ll become enamored with
our easy lifestyle that will entice you to return again and again.

Nestled in the heart of the Piney Woods region of Texas, Marion County is surrounded by lakes, bayous, and towns that are steeped in history. In fact, the county seat Jefferson, Texas boasts with over seventy historic landmarks, restored buildings, museums, and well-preserved homes – some available for
tours and a perfect weekend getaway.


During your visit to Marion County, make sure to spend the night or tour the grounds of our many historical hotels, B&B or our wooded retreats throughout the county.

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Riverport BBQ

Enjoy a variety of restaurants located throughout Marion County ranging from fine-dining options to casual cuisine.

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Jefferson Texas Carriage Rides

Marion County has many activities that will allow you to experience the natural beauty of Northeast Texas.  Take a tour by horse-drawn carriage, golf carts or by boat through our towns and lakes.

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Latest News & Notes

Get All Fired Up for Memorial Day Weekend

Get all fired up for Memorial Day and bring the family to ride on an antique narrow-gauge live steam train along the Big Cypress Bayou in Jefferson, Texas.Read More

FOX51 Today – May 15, 2017

Jefferson will host a number of events this summer including Cruise Nights, Great Awakening Youth Retreat, Big Cypress Corvette Show.Read More


When you visit Jefferson, Texas, you take a journey back through time to a bustling 19th-century riverport when it was a simpler time. It was an era of prosperity and wealth, of petticoats and parasols, of Southern grace and romance. Today’s Jefferson is reminiscent of its heyday with antique shops lining the original brick streets, horse-drawn carriage tours, and even a trip on the bayou. A place to relax and unplug from the hustle and bustle of life.

kids & family

Things you can do with your kids
when visiting Marion County.

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Signature Attractions

We are known for many great attraction like Mardi Grad Upriver,  The Pilgrimage, Burn Rally, Train Days Civil War Reenactment & Candlelight of Homes.

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Businesses & Shopping

Marion County is filled with all types of businesses, antique stores, unique boutiques and historic stores like the Jefferson General Store.

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Arts & Entertainment

Always something going on in Marion County
when it comes to entertainment and the arts.

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Eats & Drink

We are known for our restaurants like 5D Steakhouse, Jefferson’s Hamburger Store, Bayou Bakery and don’t forget Riverport BarBQ.

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Lakes and Waterways

Our county is nestled in the piney woods of northeast Texas and surrounded by waterways like Big Cypress Bayou which feds Lake o’Pines and Caddo Lake.

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Natural Beauty Soothes The Soul

Pictures provided by Hollis Shadden