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The Hazlehurst-Jeff Davis County Board of Tourism was established by the Jeff Davis County Commission in 1996. The purpose of the board is:

  • To promote, attract, stimulate and develop travel and tourism in Hazlehurst and Jeff Davis County;
  • To develop and engage in tourism related programs designed to beneficial to Hazlehurst and Jeff Davis County; and
  • To work in cooperation with other state and local agencies toward the accomplishment of that purpose.

The Hazlehurst-Jeff Davis Chamber of Commerce is led by a dedicated Executive Director and appointed Board Members. The Director and Board work closely together to promote Hazlehurst and Jeff Davis County as a tourist destination


Jim Sewell

Executive Director

Hazlehurst-Jeff Davis County Board of Tourism Members

The Board consists of appointed members representing the Hazlehurst City Council, the Jeff Davis Board of Commissioners, the Chamber of Commerce, the Joint Development Authority, Hospitality Businesses, Retail Business and Leisure Services. Board members serve three year terms.

  • Jeff Davis County:

    Misty Boatright

  • City of Hazlehurst:

    Vernice Thompson

  • Chamber of Commerce:

    Kurt Davis

  • Joint Development Authority:

    Terry Stone (Chairman)

  • Hospitality:

    Susie Reed (Vice Chairman)

  • Retail Business:

    Rory Chaney

  • Leisure Services:

    Josh Horton

Jeff Davis County has a wide variety of events and places to see and write about

• The allure of the "Three Rivers": the Altamaha, Ocmulgee, and Oconee

• Agritourism and ecotourism vacation

• The connection to Jefferson Davis, the President of the Confederacy

• The wildly popular "Peaches to the Beaches" annual yard sale

• The Georgia Great Steak Cook Off

• Weekend getaways to escape the city and get back to nature in the country or Towns Bluff Park

• The unique Snipesville New Year's Day Parade and Celebration

• The success of small-town entrepreneurs like The Dumplin' Shoppe, Dad's Turkey Calls, Kauger Firearms and more

• Ideal location along the Golden Isles Highway for a "highway break"

For more information, contact Hazlehurst-Jeff Davis Tourism:

25 East Coffee St.
Hazlehurst, GA 31539
(912) 209-8805