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Jefferson County was founded in 1836
and is named for the former U.S. president Thomas Jefferson.
As of 2010, the population of Jefferson
County is 252,273.
Jefferson County receives annual
rainfall averages of 50 inches. Several historic storms affected the area.
Tropical Storm Frances passed over the northern Texas coastline in September of
1998 and Tropical Storm Allison in June of 2001 caused widespread flooding in
the area. Rainfall amounts of more than 40 inches were recorded in northwestern
Jefferson County during Tropical Storm Allison. The eye of Hurricane Rita
passed right over this county in September 2005.
Jefferson County is located on the
plains of the Texas Gulf Coast in the southeastern portion of the state. The
county is bound on the north by Pine Island Bayou, the Neches River on the
northeast and the Sabine Lake and the mouth of the Sabine River on the east.
The southern part of the county is largely marsh.
Jefferson County entered the regular
National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) in June 1983.
For more helpful information, look under Resources and Related Links.
For mapping questions, contact the FEMA Mapping Information eXchange (FMIX) – 1-877-336-2627.
For flood insurance questions, call the NFIP Hotline - 1-800-621-3362.(press 2 for insurance)
Coastal Barrier Resources Systems are identified by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and can be viewed here.