From its very beginnings in 1870 as a railroad town, Hazlehurst has always been a balanced blend of the old and the new.
The Jeff Davis County Courthouse - Built in 1905 at a cost of under $25,000, the courthouse was the first in Georgia built of concrete blocks with a stucco finish. In 1994, the courthouse was renovated to accommodate the growing community's needs. The outer shell walls of the original courthouse remains as a testament to the past. The courthouse is one of only two landmarks in Jeff Davis County to be honored with inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places.The Big House - Built around the turn of the century, the home once served as a private home, a boarding house, a restaurant, and a floral shop. The building was purchased by county in 2004 and renovated with funding from a One Georgia grant. The Big House is now a community center that hosts weddings, family reunions, festivals and other events. In addition the facility houses a culinary school operated by Altamaha Technical College.
The Jeff Davis Veterans Memorial - Dedicated on Memorial Day of 2009, the black granite wall pays tribute to those from Jeff Davis County who served our country during times of both war and peace. The Jeff Davis Veterans Association has established a traditional wreath laying ceremony each Veterans Day and Thanksgiving Day.
Towns Bluff Park and Heritage Center - This is the prefect place to get "back to nature". The day use area has two paved boat ramps. The RV Park and Primitive campgrounds are located on the Altamaha River and the Bullard Creek Wildlife Management Area five miles north of Hazlehurst of Hwy 221. Picnic shelters and bathroom facilities are also available.