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City of Hazlehurst

IncorporatedAugust 22, 1891
Address28 Latimer Street
Hazlehurst, Georgia 31539
Phone(912) 375-6680
Fax(912) 375-6690

Hazlehurst, the county seat of Jeff Davis County, was incorporated as a town August 22, 1891. The city was named in honor of Colonel George H. Hazlehurst, a civil engineer who surveyed the Macon & Brunswick Railroad. The Hazlehurst Jeff Davis Museum houses the Hazlehurst historic society collections and genealogy library.

The county courthouse, constructed in 1907, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Hazlehurst hosts the annual Cotton Harvest Festival, with arts and crafts, food and live entertainment.

Other notable places to see in Hazlehurst include the 1890 Farmstead, the Circle SS Livestock Market, and the Frogbottom Grist Mill.

According to 2000 Census, the City of Hazlehurst had a population of 3,787 persons. Between 1990 and 2000, the city experienced a population decrease of -9.9%, compared to the state growth during this period of 26.4%.