Davis County was created in 1905 from parts of Appling and Coffee counties.
Georgia's 140th county was named for Jefferson Davis, President of the
Confederacy. Davis had served as the U.S. Secretary of War prior to the
Hazlehurst was named for Colonel George Hazlehurst, a civil engineer
who surveyed the Macon & Brunswick Railroad. In August of 1995, Hazlehurst
celebrated its "Censilver," 150 years of existence.
The Altamaha River is formed from the merger of the Oconee and Ocmulgee
rivers just northwest of Jeff Davis County. This is the largest free-flowing
stream in Georgia and a haven for sports enthusiasts. Some of the largest
largemouth bass in Georgia are found in these rivers. At least ten fishing
tournaments are held in the county every year.
The tobacco crop was very important in the early history of Jeff Davis
County, and the Hazlehurst Tobacco Market was one of Georgia's strongest.
Jeff Davis County shares the Bullard Creek Wildlife Management Area,
totaling 16,000 acres, with Bacon County.
There are many festivals and special events in the county including
the Pilot's Club Antique Car and Truck Show, the Annual Cotton Arts and
Crafts Harvest Festival, Annual Christmas Parade and the 1890 Homestead
Hazlehurst City Cemetery, Part One
Hazlehurst City Cemetery, Part Two
Hazlehurst City Cemetery, Part Three
Eureka Baptist Church Cemetery
Mt. Zion Cemetery
Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery
Oakview Baptist Church Cemetery
Philadelphia Methodist Church Cemetery
Rocky Branch Cemetery
Jeff Davis County Ledger Newspaper
Jeff Davis County Court House
Historical Atlas of Jeff Davis County
African Ancestored Genealogy Links
Cyndi's List: African-American
Genealogy on the Web
Sankofa's African Slave
The Freedmen's Bureau Online
Library of Congress:
African American Perspectives
Genforum: African American
American Civil War Research Links
The United States Civil War Center
Regimental History Links
American Civil War Portal
|Excellent Research Links
Georgia Photographic Collection of over 18,000 images is the result
of a Georgia Archives project begun in the mid-1970s to locate and copy
historically significant photographs held by individuals throughout Georgia.
Vanishing Georgia's historical photographs document the economic, social,
cultural, and political history of the state. The project visited 66 counties
and includes images from almost all of Georgia's counties including Jeff
Davis County. Be sure to visit this excellent site!
1880 US Federal Census located at the LDS Family Search site
is an excellent resource! Be sure to look for your Jeff Davis County ancestors
in this massive database of the entire US 1880 Federal Census.
The National Register of Historic Places Jeff Davis County
Inventory page contains interesting information about historic sites
in Taliaferro County.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Family History Library
Davis County listings gives detailed information on what is available
pertaining to Taliaferro County.
The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors
System is an excellent resource from the US National Park Service.
This system includes a computerized database containing basic facts about
servicemen who served during the Civil War. The database currently contains
approximately 2.7 million soldier names from over 30 states and territories.
Documenting the American South
is an electronic collection sponsored by the Academic Affairs Library at
the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. It provides access to
digitized primary materials that offer Southern perspectives on American
history and culture. It supplies teachers, students, and researchers at
every educational level with a wide array of titles they can use for reference,
studying, teaching, and research.
Cyndi's List of Genealogy
Sites on the Internet: US - Georgia, contains an abundance of excellent
links to various internet sites dealing with Mississippi genealogy and
Online Books Page History: United States (Regional), and the Americas
Section, contains links to scores of valuable 19th century and earlier
regional histories, biographies and other works.
Making of America,
(MoA) is a digital library of primary sources in American social history
from the antebellum period through reconstruction. The collection is particularly
strong in the subject areas of education, psychology, American history,
sociology, religion, and science and technology. The collection currently
contains approximately 8,500 books and 50,000 journal articles with 19th
Looking for a location in Taliaferro County? If so try the USGS
GNIS database. Contains information on cemeteries, creeks, post offices
and much more!
Be sure to visit the GaGenWeb Jeff Davis
An excellent contemporary
map of Jeff Davis County is the Georgia Department of Transportation
map. This detailed map shows roads, creeks, communities and much more.
This map is in PDF format.
Looking for the Jeff Davis County Mailing list link? If so try the Ga Mailing lists. Contains information on subscribing, unsubscribing, archives and much more!
Looking for the Georgia.gov link for Jeff Davis County? If so, try the Georgia.gov site Online access to Georgia government and much more!