Northeast Georgia Mountains / Jefferson

Jackson County Courthouse

85 Washington St.
Jefferson, GA 30549


The Jackson County Courthouse, constructed in 1879 with elements of the Neo-Classical style, is a focal point in the City of Jefferson, the county seat. The courthouse's clock tower was added in 1906 and interior renovations were completed in 1978.

The first county courthouse, a log and wooden frame building with an attached jail, was built on south side of the public square; a second, larger, two-story brick courthouse with a separate jailhouse was built in 1817. In 1880, a third was built on a hill north of the square.

This courthouse was the oldest continuously operating courthouse in the United States until 2004, when the new and current courthouse was constructed north of Jefferson.

The 1st floor of the courthouse is always open for any individual or group to tour.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Monday: 10:00AM - 3:00PM
    Tuesday: 10:00AM - 3:00PM
    Wednesday: 10:00AM - 3:00PM
    Thursday: 10:00AM - 3:00PM
    Friday: 10:00AM - 3:00PM
    Saturday: 10:00AM - 3:00PM


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    Facility Amenities

    Free Parking

    Guided Tours / Guide Available

    Maps & Brochures Available

    Meeting Facilities

    Parking on Site

    Public Restrooms

    Self-guided Tours

    General Information


    Free Admission

    Open Year 'Round

    Group Amenities


    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages