Welcome to the website of the City of Jackson, Georgia! Located in historic Butts County just 40 miles south of Atlanta, Jackson is a progressive and diverse city, rich in history and culture. Historic homes, big city amenities and small town charms abound as you drive through our downtown area. Stop for coffee on the Jackson square, take your pick from many different restaurants around town, shop in family owned stores or just enjoy the scenery-Jackson has something for everyone. Local civic clubs such as Lions, Rotary, or the Exchange Club coexist with just about any protestant denomination of church you could want. If you like a green city, then look no further than Jackson-we are a tree city, as evidenced by the recent aerial photographs of downtown. Founded in 1826, Jackson boasts a full time police force, fire department, public works, and electric department. We also are partners with the Butts County Water & Sewer Authority, providing water and sewer service to our residents. We are located just minutes away from beautiful Jackson Lake, Indian Springs State Park and The Village at Indian Springs, High Falls State Park and Dauset Trails Nature Center. The Jackson Council for the Arts has regular displays, art shows and promotes musical concerts from time to time. Come visit Jackson and see what we have to offer!
Jackson has six elected officials including a Mayor and five Council Members. City Hall is managed by the City Clerk. The City Council meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 PM in the City Municipal Courthouse. For further information, please call 770-775-7535.
The History of the City of Jackson
The Mayor and Council of the City of Jackson commissioned Marshall Avett, former Publisher of the Jackson Progress Argus, to compile a history of the City of Jackson. Mr. Avett researched articles published in the Jackson Progress Argus and interviewed several long term local residents. Click on the link to download the History of Jackson, GA as written by Marshall Avett.