Jersey was founded in the 1895 and named for a Jersey Bull brought
to town by Mr. Josiah Blasingame. Sherman's Troops marched through Jersey on their
way from Atlanta to Savannah. We have Civil War veterans buried in our town
Jersey was a very bustling place around 1900. The
oldest homes still standing in Jersey date to about that period. Jersey had its own
bank, stores and industries including a cotton gin. Cotton was the big cash crop.
When Cotton was booming in Georgia, Jersey was booming. Unfortunately, Jersey
is not situated on any State or National roads and the nearest rail access is in Social
Circle 7 miles away.
Currently there are about 150 residents of Jersey.
Many of the people commute to work in other towns close by. Life in Jersey is
pleasant and peaceful.
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