Historic Archives

The Jackson County Historical Society in conjunction with the Jackson County Restoration Committee completed a 14-year document recovery project in late 2021. 


The vault contains 635 boxes of documents filled with over 25000 folders encompassing information about Jackson County and its citizens from the late 1700s to the early 1970s.


Jackson County Archives

We are located inside the beautifully restored Jackson County Historic Courthouse at 85 Washington Street Jefferson, GA 30549.

Archive Center Hours
Monday - Friday or by appointment

10am - 3pm 

please call ahead to make sure an Archive Specialist is available to help


What’s in the Historic Archives for you?

  • Tax Digests 1797 – 1970
  • Probate Records, such as estate documents, wills, guardianship documents, etc.
  • Superior Court documents and books
  • Superior Court minutes and books
  • State Court records and books
  • Jail books
  • Mortgage records
  • Various family, church, and community records
  • Historical photographs of Jackson County & its citizens
  • Various local, state & regional reference books
  1. Jennifer Burch

    Archive & Welcome Center Associate

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