Jefferson in Jackson County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Lawyer, Patriot, Hero of the American Revolution, General of Georgia Militia, Congressman, Twice Governor, Twice U.S. Senator, Author of the 1798 State Constitution, Designed of the State Seal, and "Prince of Duelist."
"If you cut my heart out, you will find Georgia engraved on it" James Jackson
Born - Sept. 21, 1757
Moreton-Hampstead, Devonshire, England
Died - March 19, 1806
"The determined for of foreign tyranny, the scourge and terror of corruption at home." John Randolph, Virginia
"In sterling integrity and honest devotion to public duty, I have never found his superior." Abraham Baldwin, Georgia
Jackson County, Georgia
Created February 11, 1796.
22nd county of Georgia.
Originally included in part or all of Clarke, Madison, Gwinnett, Hall, Walton, Banks, Oconee and Barrow counties. Blessed with abundant waters, rolling hills and fertile land. Settled by bounty grants, and headright grants, primarily by Southerners.
First classes held here, 1801
Dr. Crawford W. Long pioneered first use of ether anesthesia, March 30, 1842
Dr. Lamartine G. Hardman, Governor of Georgia 1927-1931
Other notable citizens of the county:
Richard Russell, Jr., Statesman
William D. Martin, Philanthropist
Adm. David L. McDonald, Navy Chief of Staff
Olive Ann Burns, Author
and Mattie Lou O'Kelly, Folk Artist
Erected 1996 by Jackson County Bicentennial Committee.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & Patriotism • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Revolutionary.
Location. 34° 7.11′ N, 83° 34.458′ W. Marker is in Jefferson, Georgia, in Jackson County. Marker is at the intersection of Washington Street and North Avenue, on the left when traveling north on Washington Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 85 Washington St, Jefferson GA 30549, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jackson County (here, next to this marker); Jackson County War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Floyd G. Hoard (within shouting distance of this marker); Dr. Crawford W. Long and Anesthesia for Surgery (about Crawford Long Monument (about 500 feet away); Lest We Forget (about 500 feet away); Jackson County Troops Monument (about 500 feet away); Paradise Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jefferson.
Credits. This page was last revised on October 29, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 28, 2021, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. This page has been viewed 170 times since then and 71 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 28, 2021, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.