Jackson County

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Jackson County is named for James Jackson, who was a general during the American Revolutionary War, a United States Senator and Governor of Georgia.

 

Created:  February 11, 1796

County Seat: 

Clarkesboro  1799 – 1800

Jefferson       1800 – present

 

County Courthouse – Jefferson

 

Location:  5000 Jackson Parkway / General Jackson Drive

Built:  2002 – 2004

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Cooper Carry Architecture

Contractor:  Holder Construction Company

 

Description:  The building faces southwest and is a three story red colored brick and concrete structure. The southwest front has a large portico with six columns rising to a wide pediment at the roof line. The recessed entrance has glass panels on either side and rising to the third story. A wide horizontal cornice runs below the third story and along the roof line. The roof is flat. The interior has a large central atrium.

 

Old County Courthouse – Jefferson

 

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Location:  SE – Washington Street / North Avenue

Built:  1879 – 1880

Style:  Early Classical Revival and Italianate

Architect:  W W Thomas

Contractor:  M B McGinty

 

Description:  The building faces northeast and Built in 1879, the building is a two story brown colored stucco and wood structure. The building faces northeast and was completed in 1880. The northeast front has a central entrance on the first story with small overhang above. On the second story are four narrow arched windows with a wide peak above at the roof line. There are east and west wings. On the center of the roof is a square dome with clock and red colored roof at the top.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Banks County

E – Madison County

S – Clarke County, Oconee County and Barrow County

W – Hall County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2013