Introduction to Jesup, States
Jesup was formed in the year 1870. It became the county seat of Wayne county in the year 1873. It is said that the community derived its name from General Thomas S. Jesup, an American Indian War hero. However, according to other sources, the city was named in honor of Morris K Jesup, a railroad financier from New York, who had saved the railroad from possible bankruptcy. Jesup was formed at the intersection of the Savannah, Florida and Western Railroad, and the Macon and Brunswick Railroad. The first post office was founded in the year 1871. In 1872, the first church of Jesup was organized.
Jesup and nearby Attractions
- Sapelo Island National Estuarine Sanctuary
- Savannah-Ogeechee Canal Museum
- Laura S. Walker State Park
- Mighty Eighth Air Force Heritage Museum
- Gordonia-Alatamaha State Park
- Pierce county Heritage Museum & Depot
Things To Do In Jesup
Museums in the area include the Saint Simons Island Lighthouse Museum, Okefenokee Heritage Center, Jekyll Island Museum, Seabrook Village, and Pierce County Heritage Museum & Depot. The McMillen Market Square Shopping Center is located in the community. There are many churches in the area such as the First Presbyterian Church, Bennett Union Baptist Church, Church of God and Calvary Baptist Church. The Hal Richardson Recreation Center, Bill Morris Recreation Park, and Sapelo Island National Estuarine Sanctuary, also offer many recreational opportunities.
Savannah/ Hilton Head International Airport is the closest airport to the city.
Jesup Higher Education
Altamaha Technical College, Georgia Southern University, Valdosta State University, and Armstrong Atlantic State University are the local higher education schools.