Jefferson County Facts

Jefferson county is a focal point for local history dotted with such highlights as Ponce DeLeon, William Tecumsah Sherman, and Yazoo Land Frauds. Louisville served as Georgia Capital early in its history. Jefferson County still has a large stake in kaolin, sometimes known as "white gold." This white clay substance is mined for use in fire bricks, medicines, and refractories. Agriculture still plays a major role here with many dairy, beef and row crop farms.

Phone Directory

Tax Assessor (478)-625-8209

Tax Commissioner (478)-625-7736

Sherriff `s Department (912)-625-4014

Clerk of Court (478)-625-7922

Superintendent of Roads (478)-625-4019

Health Department (478)-625-3716

Superintendent of Schools (478)-625-7372

County Agent (478)-625-3046

Building Inspections (478)-625-3681

Chief Magistrate (478)-625-8834

Georgia Forestry (478)-625-3319

US Dept of Agriculture (478)-625-7771

web site: currently none

County Demography

Population (2001) 17,090

Square miles 529.6

Total Acres 337,700

Timberland in acres 214,100

Population per square mile 32.27

Per capita income $19,264

Millage Rate(2000) 26.65

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Ranking among 159 Counties

(1 best 159 worst)

Unemployment 150

Rank of High School Graduation % 154

Per Capita Income 105

Master Economic Rank 96

Tax Rate 98

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Information contained herein is from sources deemed reliable, but is subject to errors or omissions. ęCopyright 2003 Brashear Realty Corp.

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