Jackson County


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Jackson County was created from Franklin County on Feb. 11, 1796 by an act of the General Assembly (Ga. Laws 1796, p. 14). Portions of Jackson County were used to create the following counties: Clarke (1801), Madison (1811), and Barrow (1914).

Georgia's 22nd county was named for Revolutionar War general James Jackson (1757-1806). After the war, Jackson served in both houses of Congress, resigning from the U.S. Senate in 1795 to return to Georgia to fight against the Yazoo Fraud. Because of his role leading to the repeal of the Yazoo Act, the General Assembly elected him as governor (1798-1801). Subsequently, the legislature elected him to return to the U.S. Senate.

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