Jefferson is a city in Marion County in northeastern Texas, United States. The population was 2,024 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Marion County, Texas, and is situated in East Texas. The city is a tourism center, with popular attractions including: Jay Gould‘s Railroad car, the Sterne Fountain, Jefferson Carnegie Library, Excelsior House, the House of the Four Seasons, and the bayous formed by Big Cypress Bayou located in and around the city.
George & Michelle Otstott dedicated this park on September 5, 1993 to the wonderful people of Jefferson, Texas as a token of their love and affection for this fine community.
Otstott Park serves as a public gathering place and an area for relaxation and enjoyment. Often used for weddings, religious services, public celebrations including national holidays. The park is also a setting for free concerts and musical events throughout the year.
This park is open to all people, children, pets, and visitors are especially welcome. Come be a part of a celebration or just enjoy a quiet moment.
Marshall is a city in and the county seat of Harrison County in the northeastern corner of the U.S. state of Texas. Marshall is a major cultural and educational center in East Texas and the tri-state area. At the 2010 census, the population of Marshall was about 23,523.
Marshall was a political and production center of the Confederacy during the Civil War. Later it was a major railroad center of the T&P Railroad from the late 19th century until the mid-20th century. Activists in the city’s large African-American population worked to create social change through the Civil Rights Movement, with considerable support from the historically black colleges and universities here. The city is known for holding one of the largest light festivals in the United States, the “Wonderland of Lights“, and, as the self-proclaimed “Pottery Capital of the World”, for its sizable pottery industry