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Long recognized as an invaluable cultural and social resource, our historic heritage can also be a powerful economic engine. Properly preserved and utilized, Georgia's Historic Hometowns invite tourism, investment and jobs. Our goal as custodians is to promote and insure the healthy future of Jefferson through education and the proper restoration and preservation of our Historic Districts.

The Jefferson Historic Preservation Commission was created by the Historic Preservation Commission Ordinance of 1986.  The Commission consists of five members who are appointed by the governing body of the City of Jefferson.  Members of the Commission have a variety of duties.  Among those duties are: Reviewing all Certificate of Appropriateness applications, making recommendations to the city of any property or structure that should be included in a historic district, and to promote and encourage the preservation of historic buildings and properties.

Jefferson Historic Preservation Commission meetings are held on the second Thursday of the month at 6:00pm, at the Jefferson Public Library Community Room. These meetings are open to the public.



Traci Bledsoe, Chair 

Nick Bledsoe, Vice Chair

Len Sturkie, Secretary 

Mike Cotton

Hilda Garrison

Beth Jarrett

Krista Martin 



Cemetery Scavenger Hunt


Join us for a free cemetery scavenger hunt in honor of Historic Preservation Month. Solve all of the clues and be entered for a chance to win a $25 Visa gift card! It is free to participate and a great way to spend some time outside appreciating one of our historic places. Download the scavenger hunt packet below.

Symbolism & Service Scavenger Hunt

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