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Jackson County Georgia

Photo: W. H. Braselton House, ca. 1910, junction of Georgia routes 53 and 124, Braselton, GA. The Braselton Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2001. Photographed by user:Chris Pruitt (own work), 2012, [cc-by-3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons, accessed October, 2012.

Jackson County administrative offices are located at 5000 General Jackson Parkway, Jefferson, GA 30549; phone: 706-367-1199.

Spread over 1800 square miles when formed in 1796, throughout the 19th century parts of Jackson County were taken off to form parts of 8 other Georgia counties, whittling the land area down to nearly 1/6th its original size.

The county is named for James Jackson [1757-1806] who served as a U. S. Congressman, as a U. S. Senator and as Georgia's 23rd Governor.

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