Welcome to Jackson County!
Jackson County is located in the northeast corner of Georgia and covers 343 square miles. The population of our county is 61,044 with Jefferson being the county seat. Jackson County was founded in 1796 and named for James Jackson a Revolutionary patriot and statesman. We have 9 towns and 19 unincorporated communities.
Jackson County can boast at being the home of the University of Georgia, the site chosen was on county land and classes began before Clarke County was officially created in 1801.
In 2014, Jackson County had the 9th highest Farm Gate value in the state of Georgia at over $314 million! We were the 6th ranked county for Total Poultry and Egg Value. Jackson County has many other diversified operations including cattle, forges, grains, vegetables, fruit and many more.
What is UGA Extension?
UGA Extension extends lifelong learning to the people of Georgia through unbiased, research-based education in agriculture, the environment, communities, youth and families.
UGA Extension helps Georgians become healthier, more productive, financially independent and environmentally responsible. Extension agents stay in touch with issues relevant to people in local communities through county Extension offices.
UGA Extension is a county, state and federal funded organization supported by specialists in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and the College of Family and Consumer Sciences.