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(2015) Enlarge Interpretive Marker: George Webster Smith and The Stockade Case and Trial.
 
Things haven't always been so rosy in Jefferson, especially during Reconstruction; here's a link to a related thread about Jefferson's most notorious murder (after that of aforementioned Diamond Bessie Moore) which occurred the night of October 4, 1868, on the site pictured above and that resulted in another significant trial known as The Stockade Case.

(2015) Enlarge Interpretive Marker: George Webster Smith

      
 

(2015) Enlarge The Union Missionary Baptist Church
 
 The Union Missionary Baptist Church of the 1860's which stood at the southwest edge of town on the site now occupied by its 1880's replacement was the scene of much activity by Smith and the Loyal League and Voter Registration Board. It was therefore a target for white resentment and recrimination which likely resulted eventually in its burning as detailed on the historical marker below.

 

(2015) Enlarge Interpretive Marker: The Union Missionary Baptist Church

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