Marion County Roadside Park – Jefferson TX

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Description

The National Youth Administration built the Marion County Roadside Park near Jefferson, Texas between 1935 and 1938. The park serves the same function as of 2019.

A state historical marker at the site reads:
“This roadside park was constructed by the National Youth Administration (NYA) with the support of President Roosevelt’s Works Progress Administration (WPA) during the Great Depression. Development began in 1935, after the Mary Louise Hussey family conveyed the land upon which the park would be located. Following its completion in 1938, the park provided residents and travelers a pleasant venue for resting and picnicking. The park eventually fell in to disrepair. In 2008, attentive citizens and organizations, the Marion County Historical Commission, and state agencies cooperated in the park’s restoration and its listing in the National Register of Historic Places.”

Source notes

Plaque at site.

Project originally submitted by Larry Moore on February 23, 2020.

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Location Info


Farm to Market Road 2208 near U.S. Highway 59
Jefferson, TX 75657

Coordinates: 32.7278219, -94.3516717

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