JEFFERSON, GEORGIA: THE GOLDEN YEARS

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Jefferson, Georgia:

The Golden Years !

By Cecil Buffington

Cecil Buffington Grew up in small-town Jefferson, Georgia, Circa: 1,700 population in 1960.   Buffington considers the period from right after World War II until the end of the fifties as the "Golden Age" of Jefferson.                  

 

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Down the hill by the old courthouse in Jefferson, Georgia

Probably the most prominent building in Jefferson.

"The Square" in Jefferson

The Gainesville Midland Engine beside Jefferson High School. A tradition for over 45 years.

Jefferson High School ~ Circa; 1964

Jefferson Civic Center ~ 2009

The Joe Baxter Computer Center at Jefferson High School ~ 2009

The Crawford Long Mural on the wall of the old Commerce telephone office building.

Jefferson Academy ~ Jefferson pre-school 2009

A view of the old courthouse

The NEW Jackson County Courthouse located just outside Jefferson.

Old Jefferson Mills ~ Southworth Division - Now a carpet and furniture outlet.

Jefferson Lumber Company ~ 2009

The Jackson Herald office ~ 2009

Kinney's of Jefferson ~ Built by Tom Crow ~ Purchased by Kinney's in 1950.

A Jefferson Street ~ First store was formerly Ideal Dress shop with Georgia Power next door ~ Now prominent for The Crawford W. Long Drug Store.

The Crawford W. Long Museum.

The old Roosevelt Theater site and Keslers' Cloverland Supermarket ~ now an insurance office and a dinery/night club.