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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Jackson County, Georgia

Clickable Map of Jackson County, Georgia and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Jackson County, GA (32) Clarke County, GA (159) Banks County, GA (11) Barrow County, GA (36) Gwinnett County, GA (96) Hall County, GA (27) Madison County, GA (10) Oconee County, GA (16)  JacksonCounty(32) Jackson County (32)  Athens-ClarkeCounty(159) Athens-Clarke County (159)  BanksCounty(11) Banks County (11)  BarrowCounty(36) Barrow County (36)  GwinnettCounty(96) Gwinnett County (96)  HallCounty(27) Hall County (27)  MadisonCounty(10) Madison County (10)  OconeeCounty(16) Oconee County (16)
Jefferson is the county seat for Jackson County
Adjacent to Jackson County, Georgia
      Athens-Clarke County (159)  
      Banks County (11)  
      Barrow County (36)  
      Gwinnett County (96)  
      Hall County (27)  
      Madison County (10)  
      Oconee County (16)  
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1 Georgia, Jackson County, Braselton — 78-3 — The Braselton Family
In 1876 William H. Braselton, Sr. and his wife, Susan Hosch Braselton, established a 796-acre farm in western Jackson County. The Braseltons’ children, Henry, Green, John Oliver, Belle, and Lena , grew up working on the family farm, developing . . . Map (db m24176) HM
2 Georgia, Jackson County, Braselton — The Braselton School Bell
Originally located in the bell tower of the Braselton High School, the bell was commissioned by Senator Isaac Frank Duncan for all students from 1920 until 1957. The school was built by the Town of Braselton’s founders, and when it closed in 1957, . . . Map (db m18270) HM
3 Georgia, Jackson County, Commerce — 78-2 — Home of Governor L.G. Hardman(1856-1937)
Lamartine Griffin Hardman was governor of Georgia from 1927 to 1931. A physician, businessman, manufacturer, and farmer, Hardman served in the Georgia house and senate before becoming governor. In the state legislature, Hardman sponsored . . . Map (db m22967) HM
4 Georgia, Jackson County, Commerce — Mike WardHelicopter Pilot in War and Peace
Dedicated to Nicholson Georgia native and career helicopter pilot in war and peace Mike Ward 1970-71 Mike flew the famous Huey Helicopter for the U.S. Army in Vietnam as Chief Warrant Office and Medivac Helicopter Pilot A decorated . . . Map (db m182262) HM
5 Georgia, Jackson County, Hoschton — 78-1 — Hoschton Train Depot
The four Hosch brothers founded Hoschton in 1881 in the hope of influencing the proposed route of the Gainesville, Jefferson and Southern Railroad. In 1833 this depot was built on land donated by the brothers. The railroad transformed the town and . . . Map (db m18272) HM
6 Georgia, Jackson County, Jefferson — Bachelors' Academy
Construction of this schoolhouse in 1909 was supervised by Ira Ethridge who had been a teacher before he married Susan Ella Shields. Alex and Emory Shields, grandsons of James Shields, donated two acres of land and the school was named Bachelors' . . . Map (db m201048) HM
7 Georgia, Jackson County, Jefferson — 6 — Blacksmith's Shop and Carpenter's ShopShields-Ethridge Heritage Farm
This blacksmith's shop was the place where many of the tools used on the farm were made and it was also the center for the maintenance and repair of farm equipment. Inside the shop the forge is located in the rear northwest corner leaving plenty of . . . Map (db m184344) HM
8 Georgia, Jackson County, Jefferson — Builder of the Nation
This steam locomotive was presented to the City of Jefferson in 1959 by the Seaboard Air Line Railroad Company as a permanent exhibit in memory of the important service engines of this type gave to the nation. It was one of the last steam-powered . . . Map (db m24720) HM
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9 Georgia, Jackson County, Jefferson — 7 — CommissaryShields-Ethridge Heritage Farm
Tenants from this farm and neighboring farms came here to purchase a wide range of household supplies — many no doubt relying on credit advanced by Mr. Ira — so its crossroads location near to the main house was ideal. In its heyday, this . . . Map (db m184377) HM
10 Georgia, Jackson County, Jefferson — 3 — Cotton GinShields-Ethridge Heritage Farm
Photographs in the family collection show a bustle of activity in this area during the ginning season. One dated March 1918 entitled "A busy day at the gin" shows seven or eight mule-drawn wagons fanned out across the slope above the building as . . . Map (db m184322) HM
11 Georgia, Jackson County, Jefferson — Crawford Long Monument
(East side) In memory of Dr. Crawford W. Long, the first discoverer of anesthesia, the great benefactor to the human race. Born Danielsville, Madison Co., Ga., Nov. 1, 1815. Died Athens, Ga, June 16, 1879 (North side) . . . Map (db m180657) HM
12 Georgia, Jackson County, Jefferson — 78-4 — Dr. Crawford W. Long and Anesthesia for Surgery
On March 30, 1842, Dr. Crawford W. Long performed what is considered the first surgery using anesthesia at his medical office once located at this site. Using sulfuric ether, Long removed a cyst from the neck of James Venable before three . . . Map (db m180648) HM
13 Georgia, Jackson County, Jefferson — Floyd G. Hoard1927 • 1967
Solicitor General of the Piedmont Judicial Circuit Hoard was killed by a car bomb August 7, 1967, while aggressively prosecuting organized crime within the circuit. "We now realize that the preserver of law and order is courage and that . . . Map (db m181823) HM
14 Georgia, Jackson County, Jefferson — 8 — GarageShields-Ethridge Heritage Farm
This garage was built in 1923. Its prominent location opposite the main house and substantial construction using concrete blocks reflect Mr. Ira's enthusiasm for automobiles. Joyce Ethridge remembered that he liked to buy the latest models and . . . Map (db m184393) HM
15 Georgia, Jackson County, Jefferson — 4 — Gin OfficeShields-Ethridge Heritage Farm
Mr. Ira would oversee ginning operations from this small white building to the east of the gin. The interior of this building is neatly finished with beaded boards on the walls and ceiling, and built-in counters and shelves for his record books. It . . . Map (db m184330) HM
16 Georgia, Jackson County, Jefferson — 10 — GristmillShields-Ethridge Heritage Farm
This building was constructed in 1900 and stands near the center of the farm complex close to corncribs and the wheat house with its granary. It is also located close to the blacksmith's shop and it is probable that hands working in the shop would . . . Map (db m184397) HM
17 Georgia, Jackson County, Jefferson — 078-1 — Jackson County
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 . . . Map (db m26155) HM
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18 Georgia, Jackson County, Jefferson — Jackson County Troops Monument
(front) Dedicated to the valor of Jackson County Troops that served the Confederate States of America In 2008 the City of Jefferson and Historic Preservation Commission approved the replacement of the CSA Statue broken in 1940 . . . Map (db m182638) WM
19 Georgia, Jackson County, Jefferson — Jackson County War Memorial
Dedicated May 27, 1995 to those from Jackson County who died for us World War I Claude Borders • Jewel H. Hanson Allen C. Doster, A • Newton B. Dunnahoo, A • Henry T. Gillispie, A • Henry G. Golden • George A. Gordon, A • Esara . . . Map (db m184810) WM
20 Georgia, Jackson County, Jefferson — James Jackson
(Side 1) 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 . . . Map (db m184816) HM
21 Georgia, Jackson County, Jefferson — Lest We Forget
1861-1865 "Lest We Forget." Erected by U.D.C. Chapter 1217, Jefferson, GA. 1911. Comrades To our Confederate SoldiersMap (db m182260) WM
22 Georgia, Jackson County, Jefferson — Memorial Field
Dedicated to the memory of those employees of The Jefferson Mills, Inc. who gave their lives in World War II Willard H.F. Doster, Pfc, USA April 11, 1922 – August 4, 1944 Killed in Action – St. Lo, France Lammoth Joe Hanson, Pfc, USA . . . Map (db m191132) HM WM
23 Georgia, Jackson County, Jefferson — 14 — Milking BarnShields-Ethridge Heritage Farm
Susan Ella Ethridge kept a small herd of milk cows, and sold butter at the commissary and in Jefferson. The family still has wooden butter molds that imprinted slabs of butter with the name 'Ella'. The long, low barn with its plank siding and six . . . Map (db m184399) HM
24 Georgia, Jackson County, Jefferson — 16 — Mule Barn, Yard and CribsShields-Ethridge Heritage Farm
Although Mr. Ira was keen to keep abreast of the latest developments in farming, most of the work on his cotton farm was still done by a combination of mule and human muscle-power. In the 1940s there were 26 mules on the farm that were used to till . . . Map (db m184400) HM
25 Georgia, Jackson County, Jefferson — Paradise Cemetery
has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Circa 1854 Nominated 2002 by JHPCMap (db m199914) HM
26 Georgia, Jackson County, Jefferson — 2 — Seed HouseShields-Ethridge Heritage Farm
During ginning operations about 800 pounds of cottonseed were collected for every 500-pound bale of cotton produced. Many of the local farmers who brought their cotton crops to the Ethridge gin would pay for the service by leaving a portion of their . . . Map (db m184318) HM
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27 Georgia, Jackson County, Jefferson — Shields-Ethridge Heritage Farm
This Piedmont Homestead, originally settled by brothers James and Patrick Shields in 1798, contains a collection of intact historical buildings on a total of 152 acres set aside for preservation. This is one of the most diverse collections of farm . . . Map (db m184289) HM
28 Georgia, Jackson County, Jefferson — 13 — Teacher's HouseShields-Ethridge Heritage Farm
This house was built around 1912 as a tenant sharecropper's place and would probably have had three or four outbuildings including a chicken house, a small barn, a well house, and a privy. The original building was a two-room cabin. The chimney at . . . Map (db m184398) HM
29 Georgia, Jackson County, Jefferson — 5 — Tractor ShedShields-Ethridge Heritage Farm
This shed was added to the central building complex in the 1950s when Lanis Ethridge replaced old ways of working the land with mechanized methods. Today it provides a gathering place for visitors to the farm. Tractors were used on the farm from an . . . Map (db m184342) HM
30 Georgia, Jackson County, Jefferson — 9 — Wheat HouseShields-Ethridge Heritage Farm
This tall wood-framed building was used both as a granary and as a place to store farm equipment. Like the garage, it faces the main house and so it has some ornamental features, notably a balcony above the front door. But this balcony was more than . . . Map (db m184396) HM
31 Georgia, Jackson County, Nicholson — Antioch United Methodist Church
Antioch Church was founded in Jackson County, Georgia in 1799, on land given by the James Glenn family. The original building, along with an 1825 addition, stands to the rear of the present sanctuary forming the "T" and was bricked over in 1954 with . . . Map (db m26023) HM
32 Georgia, Jackson County, Nicholson — Nicholson, Georgia"Home of the Daisy Festival"
Nicholson, Georgia, located in Jackson County, was originally named Cooper in honor of the Willis Cooper Farm. The town's name officially changed to Nicholson on February 2, 1882 as a tribute to J. Nicholson, President of the Northeastern . . . Map (db m180491) HM
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May. 30, 2023