A welcoming atmosphere creates an environment where people feel at home the moment they enter the community.

Jeff Davis County residents are warm, welcoming, diverse, loyal, and actively practice Southern hospitality. A low cost of living, ample youth sports facilities, and friendly small-town activities ensure residents can live a full life with little effort and expense.


The Jeff Davis County School District is the first step in a child’s future success. With a 93.6 percent high school graduation rate (2021), our K-12 schools consistently rank high in state and national ratings. The Jeff Davis County School System is committed to developing successful, productive citizens who make a positive contribution to society.

Jeff Davis County’s school system practices a relentless pursuit of excellence, which includes the regional Southern Pines College and Career Academy to prepare students for the workforce upon graduation. Parents identify a “family feel” in the county’s schools, while the community continues to show an ability and willingness to invest in K-12 education.

Businesses searching for an area where prospective employees can gain valuable skills at nearby higher educational facilities will find plenty of options less than two hours from Jeff Davis County. Among these options are:

  1. Coastal Pines Technical College – Hazlehurst campus (also campuses in Alma, Baxley, Jesup, Waycross, Camden County, and the Golden Isles)
  2. Brewton-Parker College – Mount Vernon (22 miles)
  3. Southeastern Technical College – Vidalia (27 miles)
  4. South Georgia State College – Douglas & Waycross (30-48 miles)
  5. Wiregrass Georgia Technical College – Douglas, Fitzgerald, Pearson, Valdosta (36-81 miles)
  6. East Georgia State College – Swainsboro (53 miles) • Middle Georgia State University – Cochran (56 miles)
  7. Middle Georgia State University – Cochran (56 miles)
  8. Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College – Tifton (61 miles)
  9. Georgia Southern University – Statesboro (62 miles)
  10. Georgia Military College – Valdosta (78 miles)
  11. College of Coastal Georgia – Brunswick (81 miles)
  12. Valdosta State University – Valdosta (81 miles)

Coastal Pines Technical College offers more than 140 associate degree, diploma and certificate programs, and graduates enjoyed a 100% job placement rate in 2021


Jeff Davis County has exceptional medical resources for a small community. The local hospital is dedicated to delivering professional, courteous, and compassionate care, offering a friendly face when you need it most.

Jeff Davis Hospital is dedicated to providing the best quality of care to all and to meet the healthcare needs of the community. Being part of the community has been an important goal since the hospital’s establishment in 1959.

One of Jeff Davis County’s largest employers, Jeff Davis Hospital is a 25-bed critical access facility accredited by the Joint Commission. A member of the Georgia Hospital Association, the hospital has an exceptional range of medical services for a small, rural hospital, and outstanding medical staff specializing in pediatrics, internal medicine, family practice, urgent care, emergency medicine, and surgery.

Our area is also home to professionals offering the full range of healthcare services.

Outdoor Recreation

Jeff Davis County’s rural nature is cherished and engenders responsible stewardship of the land and its resources. At the confluence of three major rivers – the Oconee and Ocmulgee rivers converge here to form the Altamaha River – the county is a destination for anglers and paddlers alike. Acres of forest invite hiking, hunting and wildlife viewing, making the county a haven for outdoor recreation. Learn more

Towns Bluff RV Park and Heritage Center Is a multi-purpose outdoor retreat that offers RV and tent camping, miles of hiking trails, access to the rivers for fishing and paddling, a local history museum and conference room for small meetings. Nearby, the Bullard Creek Wildlife Management Area (WMA) provides an array of activities ranging from hunting to horseback riding, from archery to fishing.


In addition to the Towns Bluff Heritage Center, history buffs will want to check out the 1905 Jeff Davis County Courthouse, on the National Register of Historic Places; The Big House, an early 20th century Edwardian mansion that now serves as offices for the Board of Tourism, Chamber of Commerce, and Joint Development Authority; the Hazlehurst-Jeff Davis Historical Society Museum; and the Jeff Davis Veterans Memorial. Learn more about these attractions here.