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Jefferson, a 207 year old community, is located in Northeast Georgia about an hour north of Atlanta along Interstate 85. Jefferson has a population of 9,554 and is the county seat of Jackson County with a population of 61,257 (2011 U. S. Census Bureau Estimates).

the county seat of Jackson County, is named for President Thomas Jefferson. It is a picturesque community set among the gently rolling hills in the piedmont region of Georgia. The landscape is still dotted with small farms and lakes. Jefferson like many small towns in the south has gradually made the transition from agriculture, to textiles, to a balance of commercial and industrial businesses. The City's leadership is working to maintain Jefferson's small town character while strongly encouraging the development of a diverse economy that employs the growing local workforce.

Most people move to Jefferson for economic opportunity, its small town atmosphere, acceptance of newcomers and wholesome environment for raising a family. The Jefferson City School System is highly ranked, year after year, in terms of student achievement and SAT scores. There is a broad range of extra curricular activities and an award winning recreation department for adults and children of all ages.

The city’s most notable historic feature is the Crawford W. Long Museum. Dr. Crawford W. Long performed the first surgery using ether as an anesthetic in Jefferson on March 30, 1842. One of Atlanta’s major hospitals is named after him.

City of Jefferson Community Movie

Level Two Drought Water Use Restrictions

Level One Drought Status Updated September 16, 2016

Public Notice Minor Sewer Spill September 12, 2016





Jefferson, Ga. – Georgia DOT announces work is gearing up on the project in Jefferson to rebuild the intersection of SR 15 Alternate and SR 82, create a one way pair of parallel streets along Kissam and Storey Streets, built a new bridge over Big Curry Creek and a new multi-use trail in Big Curry Creek Park.


Materials, equipment and supplies are being delivered to the site beginning today. Within the week, clearing the work area of vegetation will begin if weather cooperates. As spring blooms and this project grows, Georgia DOT will share details of the construction process with you.


This $6.9 million construction project was awarded to Pittman Construction Company, of Conyers, Georgia. The project completion date is August 31, 2016.


The existing bridge over Curry Creek was built in 1929 and does not meet current design standards. The bridge is historic.

  1. The Safe Routes to School project is under construction.

    The project is to install sidewalks along Old Pendergrass Road and Hoschton Street from The Preserve subdivision to Dragon Drive.

    Construction is scheduled to be complete by late summer 2016.

    Please be alert for all construction workers during this time.

  2. The Barnhardt Company will be performing pavement analyses of all the city streets.

    Work is scheduled to start in January and take approximately three months to complete. Most of the work is to be performed during the weekends.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Please watch for the workers and equipment

Jefferson is one of the Top Ten Safest Communities in Georgia

And Here Is The Rest of the Story 

Safe Choice Security is out with its 2014 list of the cities and towns around the country with the most improved crime rates. Using data from 2007-2012 FBI Crime Reporting Statistics for Georgia, Jefferson tops the list with a 71.6 percent decrease in its crime rate for the study period. Advanced police programs, services and techniques are credited with significantly decreasing crime successfully.

Best Cities for Young Families in Georgia

PUBLIC NOTICE -- Notice of application for a national pollutant discharge elimination system permit to discharge treated wastewater into the waters of the State of Georgia

Link to Local Ordinance - Chapter 18 Environment and Natural Resources Section 18.4 Open Burning

City of Jefferson Ward Map

City of Jefferson Tree Steward Program and Tree Canopy Cover Tracking Information

City of Jefferson Water System 2015 -Water Quality Report

The City of Jefferson's fiancial documents are available online and open to everyone at UGA's Carl Vincent Institute website:

City of Jefferson Proposed 2015 Budget

City of Jefferson Schedule of Project Expenditures with Special Option Sales Tax Revenue

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