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#1 Public School System in Jackson Co!

(KNOWAtlanta's Education Guide 2010 / 2011)

Jackson County Comprehensive High School Website:

Link to online school report card:

1668 Winder Hwy
Jefferson, GA 30549-5458
(706) 367-5003

BRAND NEW High School coming soon . . .                  


#1 Public School System in Jackson Co!

West Jackson Middle School Website:

Link to online school report card:

400 Gum Springs Church Rd
Jefferson, GA 30549-4419
(706) 654-2775

GOLF TEAM for students to participate!!! 

#1 Public School System in Jackson Co!

Gum Springs Elementary School Website:

Brand New.  No report card yet.

600 Gum Springs Church Rd
Jefferson, GA 30549-4405
(706) 654-5580

Brand New Facility!!! 
Opened Fall of 2008


Shopping Back to top

Tradition Nail & Spa
Traditions Dry Cleaners
Traditions Animal Hospital
Chiropractor/Spinal Rehab
Professional Offices
Anytime Fitness
Island Blends Café
Ninragon Restaraunt
T&T Floor Coverings
And Other Fine Stores!

Traditions Walk is a beautiful two-story 48,000 sq. ft. neighborhood shopping center with award-winning architecture and design. This special center features street-level retail shops and restaurant spaces.  Second-level professional office space is also available.
Traditions Walk is located in the fast growing Hwy 124 corridor of Jackson County, within walking distance from Traditions of Braselton Golf Community !

Phone: 706-654-1439

BRAND NEW Shopping Center & Pharmacy also seconds away from Traditions of Braselton!  Beautiful facility that also already has a BRAND NEW McDonald’s next to it!!!


6055 Hwy. 124 W
Hoschton, GA 30548
(706) 654-5900

BRAND NEW Shopping Center just seconds away from Traditions of Braselton!  Shopping plaza also already includes Great Clips, Nail Salon, and Burger King.  Exxon Gas station coming soon…


1685 Old Pendergrass Rd
Jefferson, GA  30549

One of the Largest Kroger’s in all of Georgia!  This Kroger Supermarket is only 13 minutes from Traditions and features a complete Whole Foods section, full service Bank and a full service Starbucks shop inside.  This shopping center also includes a full compliment of established stores such as a Pet Shop, Cell Phone Store, Dentist Office, Italian Restaurant, Beef O’Brady’s, and much more…

Entertainment Back to top
Mall of Georgia

At Mall of Georgia, we know what you want.  Mall of Georgia features Dillard's, Macy*s, Nordstrom, JCPenney, and Belk, plus more than 225 of the most exciting stores in the country - stores like Coach, Solstice, Dick's Sporting Goods, A|X Armani Exchange, Barnes & Noble, Banana Republic, Christopher & Banks, Delia's, Mayor's Jewelers, Pottery Barn, Sephora and Williams-Sonoma. For entertainment we have the Village Pavilion, the 20 screen movie theater and IMAX 3-D Theater, Kidgits Korner play area in the Nordstrom wing; and an interactive outdoor water attraction.  The Mall of Georgia is a shopping and entertainment complex like no other. When we named it Mall of Georgia, we weren't just whistlin' "Dixie"! 

Tanger Outlet Center

Before heading to Tanger for a fun-filled day of outlet shopping, we suggest that you explore first. Our site will provide all of the information that you will need to make the most of your Tanger shopping trip. In addition to center locations and store listings, the Tanger website also features coupons and special offers that you can print and use on your Tanger shopping excursion. While visiting you can also sign up for Tanger's E-mail Update. Each month, we'll keep you informed about exclusive store discounts, special offers and exciting promotional events taking place at Tanger Outlet Centers coast to coast.

Lake Lanier Islands

Lake Lanier Islands Resort is situated on the shores of Lake Sidney Lanier and is Georgia’s most visited lakeside resort destination. This breathtaking site encompasses natural beauty in a private setting, making it an ideal location for family vacations, romantic getaways, business conferences and meetings, weddings, and more. It also encompasses an impressive list of accommodations and amenities sure to exceed the expectations of the most discerning traveler.

Whatever your interest, Lake Lanier Islands Resort in Georgia ensures you a truly memorable experience.

Chateau Elan

Château Élan is North Atlanta's premier meeting destination that offers championship golf, a full-production winery, European health spa, and world-class amenities.

From the moment you drive through the gates of Château Élan until the moment you leave you will experience warm southern hospitality combined with the beauty of the French countryside.

Within the sweeping panorama of the north Georgia foothills, just 40 minutes away from Atlanta, Château Élan began with the planting of vineyards in 1981. From these lush vines of Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet & Riesling grapes has grown a 3,500 acre conference and leisure destination where French provincial and Southern hospitality combine to produce exceptional wines and warm memories.

Gwinnett Braves

Minor League Baseball has come to Gwinnett, which means a classic staple of small-town life is now just a short drive from Braselton. The Gwinnett Braves, the AAA affiliate of the big club in Atlanta, play at the brand new Gwinnett Stadium  You never have to worry about driving all the way to Atlanta for a day at the ballpark. Those peanuts and cracker jacks are only a few minutes down the road off of HWY 85 Exit 115 at One Braves Avenue Lawrenceville, GA 30043.

Road Atlanta

Road Atlanta is recognized as one the world’s best road courses. Our multi-purpose motor sports facility is situated on 750 park-like acres in the rolling hills of Northeast Georgia. Road Atlanta is located 35 miles north of Atlanta and just minutes away from Traditions of Braselton.

The facility is utilized for a wide variety of events, including professional and amateur sports car and motorcycle races, racing and driving schools, corporate programs and testing for motorsports teams.

Road Atlanta is host to major events like Petit Le Mans and the Suzuki Superbike Showdown, and is home to the Skip Barber Racing School and the Saab Aero Academy


Great Escape Hamilton Mill 14 Movie Theater

Located just minutes from Traditions is the brand new, state of the art Great Escape Hamilton Mill 14. Feature 14 different auditoriums plus 3-Movies, this theater will provide convenient, quality silver screen entertainment for the whole family!

Hamilton Mill 14

2160 Hamilton Creek Parkway

Dacula, GA 30019


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Parks & Recreation Back to top

City of Jefferson Parks & Recreation Department Website:


Town of Braselton Back to top

The Town of Braselton has a rich heritage and the unique characteristic of being located not only in Jackson County but also spanning into three additional counties: Hall, Gwinnett, and Barrow. Our dynamic community is the home to the world class amenity, Chateau Elan Winery and Resort. The resort attracts more than a half a million visitors a year and the adjoining Chateau Elan Golf and Residential community has thrived as part of Braselton. Add to this the excellent business location on the I-85 business corridor and you have a premier live, work, and play community that boasts an excellent quality of life.

Braselton's growth has been rapid in the last decade. The population increased 284% between 1990 and 2000, and continues to expand as development moves north from Atlanta up Interstate 85. The list of corporate businesses locating in Braselton continues to grow. Our industrial parks are home to Mayfield Dairy, Panoz Auto Development Company, Sears Logistics, Tractor Supply, and Haverty Furniture's Southeast Distribution Center.

Braselton’s success can be attributed to several key factors. Our location on the I-85 corridor provides excellent transportation access. The Town has its own water and sewer infrastructure which is a great benefit to residents and businesses. And, we focus on small town values, ensuring positive smart future growth. 


City of Jefferson Back to top

Jefferson Police Dept                 P O Box 851
Jefferson, GA  30549

Joseph W. Wirthman
Chief of Police

Telephone - 706-367-5231 
Fax - 706-367-4078


Jackson Co Fire Dept                 129 Athens Street
Jefferson, Georgia 30549

Telephone -  706-387-7400     Dispatch -  706-367-1234                        Fax -  706-367-4991 

U S Post Office                                 216 Lee Street
Jefferson, GA 30549

Telephone -  706-367-8264

City of Jefferson, Georgia  

Jefferson, the county seat of Jackson County, is named for President Thomas Jefferson. It is a picturesque community set among the gently rolling hills in the piedmont region of Georgia. The landscape is still doted with small farms and lakes. Jefferson like many small towns in the south has gradually made the transition from agriculture, to textiles, to a balance of commercial and industrial businesses. The City's leadership is working to maintain Jefferson's small town character while strongly encouraging the development of a diverse economy that employs the growing local workforce.


Most people move to Jefferson for economic opportunity, its small town atmosphere, acceptance of newcomers and wholesome environment for raising a family. The Jefferson City School System is highly ranked, year after year, in terms of student achievement and SAT scores. There is a broad range of extra curricular activities and an award winning recreation department for adults and children of all ages.

The City of Jefferson has an excellent management team in place backed by dedicated employees providing the day to day services required to keep Jefferson running smoothly and efficiently. A growing economy and population will require the city to continually look at its operations, personnel and budget to make sure it is operating as efficiently as possible, so it becomes one of the "Best Run" small communities in Georgia. 


Department Head

Contact Number


John Ward

Ph. 706-367-5121 Ext. 4 Fx. 706-367-5134

Main Street Jefferson

Beth Laughinghouse

Ph. 706-367-5714

Crawford W. Long Museum

Lesa Campbell (Contractor)

Ph. 706-367-5307

Finance Department

Amie Vaughan

Ph. 706-367-5121 Ext. 6


Bobby Gooch

Ph. 706-367-2343

Jefferson Public Library

Amy Carlan, Librarian

Ph. 706-367-8012

Parks and Recreation

Colton Green, Director

Ph. 706-367-5116     Fx. 706-367-5109

Planning and Development

Jerry Weitz (Contractor)

Ph. 706-367-5011     Fx. 706-367-5751


Chief Joe Wirthman

Ph. 706-367-5231     Fx. 706-367-4078

Public Works
Water Department

Jeff Killip

Ph. 706-367-1819     Fx. 706-367-8728