Jefferson County was named after the third president of the United States, Thomas Jefferson. The county was created on February 20, 1796, and has a total area of 530 square miles. Jefferson County was created from portions of Burke and Warren counties. The county holds many local festivals and other fun events. The county also has several Nationally Registered Historic Places. The total population of Jefferson County is 16,272, including a veteran population of 1,109.
The major tourist attraction of Jefferson County is The Old Market House. The Old Market House was built in the early 1790s. The house is located in Downtown Louisville. The Old Market House now serves as a welcome center for Jefferson County. Other historical locations in Jefferson County include the Cunningham-Coleman House, Jefferson County Courthouse, and Bartow Historic District.
The county seat of Louisville was an early capital of Georgia. The capital was later changed because Louisville wasn’t close enough to the center of Georgia. The city has several major businesses and industries and continues to grow. Louisville also has a thriving school system, including two elementary schools, two middle schools, a high school, and a private school.
Jefferson County makes sure that its community is happy with fun annual festivals and other events. A favorite of the locals is the Pig Pickin’ Festival in Wrens. The Pig Pickin’ Festival features games and some of the best food you can find in Georgia! Other great events held in Jefferson County include Spier’s Turnout Festival, Buzzard Blast, and Hometown Fest in Wadley.
There are many resources for veterans in Jefferson County. The Georgia War Veterans Nursing Home is located in nearby Augusta, Ga. Fort Gordon is also located in Augusta. Disabled veterans may be eligible for property tax exemption.
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Jefferson County Property Search
VA approved properties in Jefferson County can be searched for in the following areas:
Avera, Bartow, Louisville, Stapleton, Wadley, Wrens
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The closest VFW post is located in Kite, Ga.
Post 5745 Lanier-Moore Post
103 Oak Chapel Rd
Kite, GA 310496226
Phone: (478) 455-3264
Meeting Location & Time
689 Kite Rd
Swainsboro, GA 30401
7:00 pm 1st Tuesday of Month
Quartermaster: Raymond Nasworthy
Commander: John Price
Maximum VA Appraisal Fees Allowable in Jefferson County
- Single Family: $400
- Condominium: $450
- 2-4 Units: $550
- Partial Releases: $450
- Repair Certification: $100
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