Louisville was Georgia's 3rd state capital, but its 1st permanent capital. The Jefferson County Courthouse, built in 1904, stands on the site of Georgia's 1st permanent capitol, constructed in 1795.
Louisville was the site of the Constitutional Convention of 1798 in which the state's pre-Civil War constitution was adopted. Georgia's Great Seal, which is still in use today, was adopted at the same time.
Old Market House
The Old Market House, the county's major tourist attraction, dates to the 1790s and served as the commercial center for the region during the time that the state capital was in Louisville.
Home to Festivals
Jefferson County is the site of multiple festivals including the:
- Buzzard Blast in Louisville in April
- Hometown Fest in Wadley in August
- Pig Pickin' Festival in Wrens in June
- Spier's Turnout Festival in Bartow in May