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County Formed August 18, 1905
County Seat Hazlehurst
Incorporated Cities Denton and Hazlehurst
Total Area 335.505269 square miles

History

From its county population in 2000 of 12726 to its current population estimate of 14859, the county has experienced a growth change of 2133.

It was named for the president of the Confederate States of America, Jefferson Davis.

Hazlehurst, the county seat, is named for the civil engineer who surveyed the route for the Macon and Brunswick Railroad.

Points of Interest

The Jeff Davis Veterans Memorial - Dedicated on Memorial Day of 2009, the black granite wall pays tribute to those from Jeff Davis County who served our country during times of both war and peace. The Jeff Davis Veterans Association has established a trad

The Jeff Davis County Courthouse - Built in 1905 at a cost of under $25,000, the courthouse was the first in Georgia built of concrete blocks with a stucco finish. In 1994, the courthouse was renovated to accommodate the growing community's needs. The outer shell walls of the original courthouse remain as a testament to the past. The courthouse is one of only two landmarks in Jeff Davis County to be honored with inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places.

The Big House - Built around the turn of the century, the home once served as a private home, a boarding house, a restaurant, and a floral shop. The building was purchased by county in 2004 and renovated with funding from a One Georgia grant. The Big House is now a community center that hosts weddings, family reunions, festivals and other events. In addition the facility houses a culinary school operated by Altamaha Technical College.

Annual Events

Peaches to Beaches Yard Sale - Stretching for over 200 miles, the yard sale follows the Golden Isles Highway (Highway 341) from Barnesville to Brunswick with Hazlehurst as the midpoint of the trail. The two official sites in Hazlehurst host close to 100 d

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Jeff Davis County Courthouse, Hazlehurst


Hazlehurst Carrot Harvest


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