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Jefferson

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Incorporated Date: 
November 24, 1806
Population: 
9,432
Total Area: 
19.0 sq mi
Contact Information
147 Athens St.
Jefferson, GA 30549
Phone Number: 
(706) 367-5121
Fax Number: 
(706) 367-5134

Jefferson, the county seat of Jackson County, remembers President Thomas Jefferson.

On March 30, 1842, Dr. Crawford W. Long performed the first surgery to use ether as an anesthetic. Today, the Crawford W. Long Medical Museum commemorates that monumental achievement in medical history. In addition, Crawford Long Days in November is a festival to celebrate his memory.