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''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Georgia (state)|Georgia]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]'' '''Jackson County '''County'''<br> '''
== County Courthouse  ==
== County Courthouse  ==

Revision as of 22:31, 12 December 2012

United States go to Georgia go to Jackson County County

County Courthouse

Jackson County Georgia Courthouse.jpg
Jackson County Courthouse
67 Athens Street
PO Box 68;
Jefferson, GA 30549-0068
Phone: 706.367.6360 

Clerk Superior Court has land and probate records from 1796,
marriage records from 1803, birth records from 1919, death records from 1927 and tax records from 1800[1]


Parent County

1796--Jackson County was created 11 February 1796 from Franklin County. County seat:  Jefferson [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties



  Jackson County Cemeteries by Jeannette Holland Austin Georgia Pioneers




Local Histories

  • Hardman, Thomas Colquitt. History of Harmony Grove-Commerce, Jackson County, Georgia. Athens, Ga.: Printed by the McGregor Co., c1949. Digital version at Ancestry ($).
  • Wilson, G. J. N. The Early History of Jackson County, Georgia: "The Writings of the Late G.J.N. Wilson, Embracing Some of the Early History of Jackson County": The First Settlers, 1784: Formation and Boundaries to the Present Time: Records of the Talasee Colony: Struggles of the Colonies of Yamacutah, Groaning Rock, Fort Yargo, Stonethrow and Thomocoggan. Jefferson, Ga.: W.E. White, c1914. Digital version at Ancestry ($).


1885-1886 (from newspapers)


Civil War
  • Ledford, Karen Ann Thompson. These Men Wore Grey Genealogical, Military, and Interment Records of Confederate Soldiers. (Toccoa, Georgia : K.T. Ledford, c1998-c2001), 7 Volumes. Each volume contains bibliographical references and full-name index. Contents: v. 1. Franklin County -- v. 2. Habersham County --v. 3. Stephens County -- v. 4. Rabun County --v. 5. White County -- v. 6. Banks County -- v. 7. Jackson County. Book found at FHL 975.8 V3L and Other Libraries.



1.  Wills 1802-1860 (abstracted) Georgia Pioneers

2.  Wills 1802-1860 (digital images) Georgia Pioneers

3.  Index to Wills and Appraisements 1796-1814 Georgia Pioneers

4.  Index to Wills and Appraisements 1860-1888 Georgia Pioneers

5.  Inferior Court Minutes Georgia Pioneers


Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Jackson County, Georgia. Page 156 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).