Jackson County

Jackson County (HMHDJ)

Location: Jefferson, GA 30549 Jackson County
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N 34° 7.11', W 83° 34.458'

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This County, created by Act of the Legislature February 11, 1796, is named for James Jackson who later became Governor in 1798-1801. A soldier of the Revolution he served in Congress 1789-91 and in the Senate 1793-95 and 1801-06. He strongly opposed the Yazoo fraud, and died in 1806. Here in Jefferson ether was first used as an anaesthetic in surgery by Dr. Crawford W. Long on March 30, 1842. Among the first County Officers were: Sheriff John Hart, Clerk of Superior Court George Taylor, Clerk of Inferior Court Daniel W. Easley, Coroner Isham Williams and Surveyor James Harper.
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number078-1
Year Placed1954
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 8th, 2014 at 7:37pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 262569 N 3778288
Decimal Degrees34.11850000, -83.57430000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 7.11', W 83° 34.458'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 7' 6.60" N, 83° 34' 27.48" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 85-99 Washington St, Jefferson GA 30549, US
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