Photo: Rose Hill, ca. 1906, 100 Woolworth Boulevard, Port Arthur, TX. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979. Photographed by User:Michael Reed (own work), 2012, [cc-by-3.0 (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons, accessed October, 2016.
The Jefferson County Courthouse is located at 1149 Pearl Street, Beaumont, TX 77701; phone: 409-835-8400.
Jefferson County was organized in 1836 by the First Congress of the Republic of Texas. Beaumont was designated the county seat in 1837. The county's earliest setters were primarily cattle ranchers.