Jefferson encompasses a distinct downtown area with many of its original structures still in use today by local businesses.
Many local merchants have researched the interesting history of the historic buildings lining the city’s downtown district, and are eager to share these findings with patrons.
As the city continues to grow, preservation and revitalization efforts have been set in place for Jefferson’s downtown and riverfront sector. The Chamber of Commerce strives to develop and promote an economically and socially vibrant historic downtown business district. This area exudes a friendly atmosphere as you shop through the vast array of products through local merchants—many of which are family-owned and operated. Several antique outlets and resale shops can be discovered here, offering unique treasures and gifts.