Jefferson County

Jefferson County was created from parts of Burke and Warren counties in 1796 and named for President Thomas Jefferson. Honoring a Revolutionary War ally, founders named the county seat Louisville for King Louis XVI of France. An early settler, George Galphin, maintained a trading post from the 1750s and cultivated great influence among the Creek Indians of this region. It was at his trading post that the Creeks made a treaty and ceded all the land between the Altamaha and St. Mary's rivers to Georgia. Louisville was the state capital from 1796 until 1806 succeeding Savannah and Augusta.

Contact Information

Address P.O. Box 658, Louisville GA 30434
Telephone 478.625.3332
Fax 478.625.4007

County Data

Snapshot County Snapshot from the GA Dept. of Community Affairs
Census Jefferson County Census Data from U.S. Census
Other Data Sets County QuickFacts from the U.S. Census Bureau
Georgia Encyclopedia County Page from The New Georgia Encyclopedia
Wages & Salaries Local Government Wage and Salary Survey from DCA
Labor Market Georgia Labor Market Explorer & Analysis
Sales Tax Sales and Property Tax Rates from DOR
Hotel/Motel Tax Hotel/Motel Tax Report from DCA

Statistics and Rates

2008 Population 16443 (State Rank: 101)
Incorporated Millage Rage 12.75
Unincorporated Millage Rate 12.75
County Bond 0
School Maintenance/Operations 13.764
School Bond 0
Total Incorporated 26.514
Total Unincorporated 26.514


County Officials