IMPORTANT MESSAGE: A total of 300 trackable geocoins were created and given out to the first 300 families that completed the geotrail. If you would like a beautiful trackable geocoin or a set of Pathtags, you may order them below.
What better way to celebrate the heritage of Jackson County, than to launch a geotrail? The Tourism Committee of the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce is happy to have launched the county's first ever geotrail. The trail consists of 30 caches. You must find and log them all to complete the trail. Geocachers should take one sticker from each cache and place it on an official trail passport. To download the official trail passport, click here.
Or you can pick up a passport at any of these Jackson County sites:
Jackson County Welcome Center / Historic Courthouse 85 Washington Street Jefferson, GA 30549 Mon - Fri 10am - 3pm
Braselton Town Hall 4982 Hwy 53 Braselton, GA 30517
Braselton Heritage Center / Downtown Development Office 65 Frances Street Braselton, GA 30517
Have fun on the trail!
Jackson County Geocaching Heritage Trail
What better way to celebrate the heritage of Jackson County, than to launch a geotrail? The Tourism Committee of the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce is happy to be launching the county's first ever geotrail. The trail consists of 30 caches and in order for you to earn a trackable geocoin, you must find and log them all. In order to claim a geocoin, geocachers must take ONE sticker from each cache and place it in an official passport. A copy of the passport can be downloaded HERE. Once your passport is complete, geocachers may proceed to the hotel listed on the passport in order to receive their geocoin.
IMPORTANT MESSAGE: Only 200 trackable geocoins were created. Please be aware there is a possibility that you may complete your passport, but not make it in time to receive a coin.
We hope you enjoy learning more about our beautiful county. It has been a privilege to create this challenge and share our great history with you!
The kickoff event for the trail was held on June 28th, 2014 - 9:00am EDT in downtown Jefferson, Georgia. Details of the results of the event and photos will be posted soon. For more information on the kickoff event click here. And, see the gallery of kickoff day photos below..
The event was broadcast live globally on the internet as a Google On Air event. Click here to view some of the event. (Note: video quality of the broadcast is low but the sound quality is very good.)
The trail is becoming very popular. Numerous positive comments have been received including this one...
"The heritage trail was AMAZING! We’ve been geocaching since 2004 and it takes a lot to impress us, and this series certainly did. I’m not sure who made all the containers (Texas Pete and Bobokat, I think, but I don’t know their real names), but they did a great job." Kimberly – Habersham County, GA
Below the gallery is a presentation of current results since the kickoff in terms of participation and influence on Jackson County.