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Jackson County


Incorporated Date: 

February 11, 1796



Total Area: 

342.4 sq mi
Contact Information
67 Athens St.
Jefferson, GA 30549

Phone Number: 

(706) 367-6312

Fax Number: 

(706) 367-9083

Jackson County, established in 1796 and carved from Franklin County lands, takes it name from General James Jackson who, after serving in the Revolutionary War, joined the U.S. Congress. Jefferson, the county seat, honors Thomas Jefferson. It was in Jackson County that, on March 30, 1842, Dr. Crawford W. Long performed the first surgery to use an anesthetic, ether.