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Jesup

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Incorporated Date: 
October 24, 1870
Population: 
10,214
Total Area: 
16.6 sq mi
Contact Information
162 E. Cherry St.
Jesup, GA 31546
Phone Number: 
(912) 427-1313
Fax Number: 
(912) 427-1329
Email Address: 

Incorporated on October 24, 1870, Jesup is the county seat for Wayne County. Although people can only speculate on the origin of the name, Jesup - pronounced "Jess'-up" - may be a reference to General Thomas Sidney Jesup, who fought in the Creek War of 1836.

There are a number of historic sites in Jesup listed on the National Register of Historic Places, including the Wayne County courthouse, the Carter House, and the "Little Red Caboose" and Railroad "Section" House.

Jesup is the home of Altamaha Technical Institute, a member of the Georgia Department of Technical and Adult Education.