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Jefferson in Jackson County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Jackson County

 
 
Jackson County Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 19, 2009
1. Jackson County Marker
Inscription. This County, created by Act of the Legislature February 11, 1796, is named for James Jackson who later became Governor in 1798-1801. A soldier of the Revolution he served in Congress 1789-91 and in the Senate 1793-95 and 1801-06. He strongly opposed the Yazoo fraud, and died in 1806. Here in Jefferson ether was first used as an anaesthetic in surgery by Dr. Crawford W. Long on March 30, 1842. Among the first County Officers were: Sheriff John Hart, Clerk of Superior Court George Taylor, Clerk of Inferior Court Daniel W. Easley, Coroner Isham Williams and Surveyor James Harper.
 
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 078-1.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 34° 7.11′ N, 83° 34.458′ W. Marker is in Jefferson, Georgia, in Jackson County. Marker is on Washington Street (Georgia Route 11) 0.1 miles north of Sycamore Street (Georgia Route 82), on the right when traveling south. Click for map. The marker is located at the Jackson County Courthouse. Marker is in this post office area: Jefferson GA 30549, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies
Jackson County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 23, 2010
2. Jackson County Courthouse
The courthouse was built in 1879, for $11,112. The clock tower was added in 1906
. Builder of the Nation (approx. 0.7 miles away); Jackson Trail (approx. 4 miles away); Antioch United Methodist Church (approx. 8.3 miles away); Home of Governor L.G. Hardman (approx. 8.9 miles away); William Pentecost (approx. 9.4 miles away); Rockwell Universalist Church (approx. 9.6 miles away); Statham House (approx. 10.7 miles away); Statham High School (approx. 10.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Jefferson.
 
Categories. Antebellum South, USGovernmentPatriots & Patriotism
 
Jackson County Courthouse (Side View) image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 23, 2010
3. Jackson County Courthouse (Side View)
This was the third Jackson County Courthouse; a wooden courthouse was built in 1803, replaced by a brick courthouse in 1820. That building was replaced by the present courthouse in 1879.
 
 
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