One of Jackson County’s most interesting old gravesites is that of John Harrison who was born on July 4th, 1776. Harrison’s gravesite today sits next to a tree on the side of Jett Roberts Road north of Jefferson near where he lived.

But Harrison isn't the county's only connection to July 4th and the Revolution it sparked. In the July 2, 2014 issue of The Jackson Herald, we have four pages devoted to honoring Jackson County’s connections to the Revolutionary War by highlighting some of the Patriots of that war who later moved to Jackson County and today lie in its soil as their final resting place.

They were our early settlers, men who opened our roads, cleared our woods, organized our first churches and built new communities out of the wilderness.

Today, their resting places are mostly silent and forgotten.

See this special section about these men who helped found both a county and a nation.



The Town of Braselton will hold a free Fourth of July celebration on Friday.There will be live music, a parade, crafts, food and children’s activities beginning at 4 p.m. in downtown Braselton.

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