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Welcome to Jefferson ...

The city of Jefferson is located in Jackson County<1> and is the County Seat for Jackson County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Jefferson has a population of 12,053 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Jefferson.

Jefferson is 820 feet [250 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Jefferson lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Jefferson: (706) & (762)<4>

The ZIP code for Jefferson: 30549<5>

Websites for Jefferson ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.jacksoncountyga.com/

Although we don't have any websites that are specific to Jefferson, the following might be of interest:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Jefferson had an population of 12,053 people. This is an increase of 27.79% since the 2010 Census.

At the time of the 2010 Census, Jefferson had a population of 9,432 people (or 15.59% of the total population of Jackson County). This makes Jefferson the county's most populous community.

The population of Jefferson represents 0.1% of the total population of Georgia (which has 9,687,653 people), making it the state's 80th most populous community.

More information can be found on the Census Page for Jefferson.

Adding Jefferson to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Jefferson in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Jefferson was

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Jefferson on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Jefferson ...

While we believe that this Jefferson is located in Jackson County, we know of another 2 Georgia communities named Jefferson. Those communities are located in the following counties: Camden and Putnam County.

Beyond Georgia, there are 58 communities that are also named Jefferson - they are located in Alabama (2), Arkansas (2), California, Colorado (2), Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (3), Louisiana (2), Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan (4), Mississippi (2), Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York (2), North Carolina, Nova Scotia, Ohio (5), Oklahoma, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania (5), South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee (2), Texas, Virginia (2), Washington, West Virginia (2) and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Jefferson.

Communities near Jefferson ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Jefferson.

  • Athens [Clarke County]
  • Gainesville [Hall County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gainesville
    • Gainesville [Hall County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northwest of Jefferson
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 44,213 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gainesville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gainesville<7>
  • Gainesville Mills [Hall County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gainesville Mills
    • Gainesville Mills [Hall County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northwest of Jefferson
    • Estimated population in 2019: 43,232 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gainesville Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gainesville Mills
  • Winder [Barrow County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winder
    • Winder [Barrow County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the southwest of Jefferson
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,273 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winder have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winder
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winder<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Braselton [Barrow County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Braselton
      • Braselton [Barrow County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the west of Jefferson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,725 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Braselton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Braselton<7>
    • Auburn [Barrow County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Auburn
      • Auburn [Barrow County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Jefferson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,902 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Auburn
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Auburn<7>
    • Commerce [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Commerce
      • Commerce [Jackson County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the northeast of Jefferson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,328 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Commerce
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Commerce<7>
    • Cumberland [Oconee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cumberland
      • Cumberland [Oconee County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the south of Jefferson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,547 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cumberland have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cumberland
    • Oakwood [Hall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakwood
      • Oakwood [Hall County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northwest of Jefferson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,305 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oakwood<7>
    • Cleveland Station [Clarke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cleveland Station
      • Cleveland Station [Clarke County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the south of Jefferson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,165 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cleveland Station have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cleveland Station

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Jefferson. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Jefferson.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Jefferson. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Jefferson.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Jefferson. See our Newspapers Page for Jefferson.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Jefferson ...

Looking for more information about Jefferson? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Jefferson, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Jefferson.

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Jefferson. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Georgia: https://georgia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Georgia's counties, including Jackson, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Jefferson.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Jefferson - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (762) is an overlay for area code (706).
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Jefferson). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Jefferson or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Jefferson) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Jefferson. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from JeffersonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Jefferson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1175, Longitude: -83.5734    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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