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Jackson County Georgia HistoryIn 1796, Jackson County was created when it was split off from part of Franklin County, Georgia. The new county was named in honor of Revolutionary War Lieutenant Colonel, Congressman, Senator and Governor James Jackson. Then, in 1801, the Georgia General Assembly granted 40,000 acres of land in Jackson County for a state college. Franklin College (now University of Georgia) began classes the same year, and the city of Athens was developed around the school. Also the same year, a new county was developed around the new college town, and Jackson lost territory to the new Clarke.
Jackson County lost more territory in 1811 with the creation of Madison County, in 1812 with the creation of Walton, Gwinnett, and Hall counties, in 1858 with the creation of Banks County, and in 1914 with the creation of Barrow County.
Jackson County, Georgia Real EstateJackson County, Georgia real estate is one of the top 100 growing housing markets in the nation. There is something for everyone from apartments and historic country estates to condos and newly built subdivisions. With the variety of Jackson County, Georgia real estate, you can live the lifestyle you’ve always dreamed of whether it includes a golf course, lake, acreage, or swim and tennis communities.
Jackson County, Georgia real estate is thriving largely due to fast population growth. The County continues to be one of the fastest growing counties in the nation, according to the US Census Bureau. In the latest population estimates, Jackson County's estimated population was 55,778 – a number that has grown 34.1% since 2000.
As you can see, Jackson County has a rich heritage and an exciting future. If you'd like more information about purchasing Jackson County real estate, give Chris McCall a call today - (770) 297-2401 or drop us an email.