Jefferson, Texas

By Donna Long

A short three-hour drive from Dallas off of Highway 59 in East Texas is Jefferson. Once a bustling riverboat port hosting steamboats laden down with supplies and adventurous people traveling to the wilds of Texas, Jefferson is now a mecca for staycationers needing a weekend getaway.

At first glance, this little country town may appear quiet and sleepy, almost like time is standing still. Don’t let this friendly town with the historic downtown main street lined with boutique stores, country cafes, and antique stores bursting with treasures fool you. Jefferson is anything but sleepy – there is always something waiting for you to discover.

To read more, pick up a copy of the January/February issue of LiveIt magazine.