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Jefferson, Georgia

Jefferson, Georgia

Jefferson was designated the county seat of Jackson County on November 24, 1806. The city, named for President Thomas Jefferson, was the site of a previous Indian settlement.

Jefferson, GA - MapThe city location site of Jefferson, Georgia was originally an Indian settlement named Thomocoggan. The city was then incorporated as Jeffersonville. Later, the name was changed to Jeffersonton and finally shortened to its current name, Jefferson, on June 30, 1824.

Dr. Crawford W. Long first used ether for surgery in Jefferson on March 30, 1842. The Crawford W. Long Medical Museum was established in Jefferson, Georgia to commemorate that monumental occurrence in the medical field. In addition, Crawford Long Days is a festival to celebrate his memory, held in November each year.

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