Jackson County was created on February 11, 1796. It was formed from land from Franklin County. The new county was named in honor of Revolutionary War Lieutenant Colonel, Congressman, Senator and Governor James Jackson. In 1801, the Georgia General Assembly allocated a sizeable chunk of Jackson County for a new 40,000 acre college to be known as the University of Georgia. Eventually, a new county named Clarke County was carved out of Jackson County and the town of Athens was established around the university.
Jefferson, named for Thomas Jefferson, is the county seat of Jackson County. Some of the other municipalities and neighborhoods of Jackson County include: Arcade, Braselton, Commerce, Hoschton, Jefferson, Pendergrass and Talmo. Presently, Jackson County is home to approximately 50,000 people. Major attractions in Jackson County include Chateau Elan Winery, The Atlanta Dragway and the Tanger Outlet malls in Commerce.
The major highways traversing Jackson County include the following: Interstate 85, U.S. Route 441, U.S. Route 29, State Route 11, State Route 15, State Route 82, State Route 98, State Route 124, State Route 330, State Route 332, State Route 334, State Route 335, and State Route 346.
Because of Jackson’s prevalence of major interstates, highways and surface streets, Jackson County residents are susceptible to being victims in tractor trailer accidents and auto accidents. With its interstate layout and accompanying intersections, traffic lights and cross streets, Jackson County cities and unincorporated areas can be dangerous for drivers. Jackson County’s proximity to Lake Lanier and the Georgia mountains also put its residents at risk for being a victim of a boating accident or motorcycle accident.
If you have been seriously injured in a car or tractor-trailer accident Jackson County, Athens or in metro Atlanta, then please call Charles Scholle. He has an office in Duluth in Gwinnett County, and he serves clients throughout Metro Atlanta and the state of Georgia. He will be happy to come visit you if you are not well enough to meet with him. To talk more about your case at a free, confidential consultation, please contact the firm online or call 866-972-5287 or, in Jackson County, 770-717-5100.
Jackson County Sherriff Department 706-367-8718
Jackson County Fire Department 706-654-2500
Jefferson Police Department 706-367-4078
Jefferson Fire Department 706-367-4991