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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 to 1990.

 

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