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.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Banks County

E – Madison County

S – Clarke CountyOconee County and Barrow County

W – Hall County


Created:  February 11, 1796                   Map of Georgia highlighting Jackson County

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 building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Jefferson. 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




Location:  85 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 is a two story brown colored stucco and wood structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Jefferson. 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.


History:  The first court met at the home of Thomas Kirkpatrick. In 1799, the first courthouse was built in Clarkesboro. In 1800, the county seat was moved to Jefferson and the second courthouse, a wood structure was subsequently built. The third courthouse was a brick structure built in 1820. The fourth courthouse was also a brick structure constructed in 1879 and is still standing. The fifth and present courthouse was constructed in 2003 to 2004.




County Courthouse – Jefferson






















Old County Courthouse – Jefferson
















Photos taken 2013 and 2020