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Jeff Davis County, Georgia
The GeorgiaGenWeb Project
My name is John
B. Ellis and I am the person responsible for Jeff Davis County. If
you would like to contribute your information to this page, please let
me know. If you would like to host a county, contact Tim Stowell
GeorgiaGenWeb State Coordinator.
John B. Ellis Jeff Davis County GeorgiaGenWeb Coordinator
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Jeff Davis County, Georgia History
Jeff Davis County was created in 1905 from parts of Appling
and Coffee counties. Georgia's 140th county was named for
Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederacy. Davis had served as the
U.S. Secretary of War prior to the Civil War.
The county has two municipalities: Hazlehurst, the largest
and the countyseat, and Denton. Hazlehurst was named for Colonel
George Hazlehurst, a civil engineer who surveyed the Macon
&Brunswick Railroad. In August of 1995, Hazlehurst celebrated its
"Censilver,"150 years of existence.
There are many festivalsand special events in the county
including the Pilot Club's Antique Car and Truck Show, the Altamaha
River Races, the Golden Leaf Arts and Crafts Festival, and the Annual
Cotton Arts & Crafts Harvest Festival.
U.S. Census reports are available for this county from 1910
Calendar If you have a family reunion or an event with
historical significance besure and post them here. If you
have any trouble with
posting, email me .
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This page was last updated on 6/8/2004
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