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The only surviving Confederate Powder Magazine in Texas is in peril.
The Civil War Jefferson Ordnance Magazine
The Confederacy built three structures in Jefferson in 1863 to store gunpowder manufactured fifteen miles away in Marshall Texas. The powder was then loaded onto steamboats and shipped downstream to Confederate troops. On April 14, 1865, Federal troops took over the little buildings and used them for troop encampment. The Jefferson Powder Magazine is the only one left in Texas and one of few still standing in the United States.
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JEFFERSON ORDNANCE MAGAZINE
PO Box 688
Jefferson, TX 75657
This structure is sitting on the bank of the Big Cypress Bayou near Jefferson Texas and during the last flood of the bayou in 2009 the bank in front of the powder magazine eroded to within a few feet of the foundation. Now the threat of losing the structure in the next flood or heavy rain is a real threat. A very costly retaining wall needs to be constructed to stop the erosion of the riverbank. The Building was entered into the National Register of Historic Places in 1995 and would be a devastating loss to the State, Jefferson, and the history of our country.
The Historic Jefferson Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization as designated by the Internal Revenue Service. Our Federat Tax ID (EIN) is 75-1730285. Under IRS guidelines, donations to the Historic Jefferson Foundation are tax deductible.
Our desire for Jefferson is to share its beauty, its history , and the warmth of the community with the world.
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