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3324 Peachtree Rd. NE., Suite C. Atlanta, GA 30326
Phone: 770-484-7888


Jordan Tattersall


  • Office 770.484.7888

6295 Jefferson Road, Athens, GA – $799,900

  • 7 Beds
  • 9 Baths
  • 5,962 Sqft
  • Sqft Source
  • 7 Beds
  • 9 Baths
  • 5,962 Sqft
  • Sqft Source

6295 Jefferson Road

This elegant antebellum homestead is full of Athens area historical significance and offers luxurious updates alongside beautifully preserved historical elements! As the oldest home in Athens that is still in its original location, a feature publication article perfectly captures the atmosphere, “Slip quietly back in time to the spirit and splendor of the Old South in this elegant antebellum Georgia home. Experience the awe and grandeur as you walk among the shadows of that bygone era rippling through the picturesque landscape and natural wooded setting.” The 6.59 acre serene setting is bordered by Turkey Creek in the back and separated from Jefferson Hwy in the front by 15+ acres of land in an Open Space Land Trust. With daily deer sightings and flourishing landscaping boasting pecan, walnut, persimmon, magnolia, azaleas, and dogwood, the land truly offers a naturally beautiful oasis. Historically, this property has witnessed the site of the first road between Athens and Jefferson, the 1805 Federal Road, the indentation of which you can still see; the Gum Springs Tavern & Inn, which became a camping point for cotton and tobacco farmers traveling from Jefferson to Athens; a Civil War Era stagecoach stop and tavern; the folklore tale of Crawford Long’s daughter, Frances Long Taylor, burying his ether formula to protect it from confiscation in anticipation of Sherman's March to the Sea; and a thriving bed and breakfast from early 1990's - 2008. There are three structures on the property: *Original Homestead, built 1820, 4500 sqft, 4 bed, 4 full bath, 2 half bath *Carriage Guest House, built 1950, 832 sqft, 2 bed, 2 full bath *Cottage Guest House, built 1950, 630 sqft, 1 bed, 1 full bath *Detached Garage, built 2002, 4 bays - 24x46 This property is truly special--a peaceful haven offering distinctive history spanning 200 years, and just 15 min to downtown Athens!

Essential Information

  • MLS® #8742178
  • Price$799,900
  • Bedrooms7
  • Bathrooms9.00
  • Full Baths7
  • Half Baths2
  • Square Footage5,962
  • Acres6.59
  • Year Built1820
  • TypeResidential
  • StatusActive


Country/Rustic, Other (See Remarks)

Community Information

  • Address6295 Jefferson Road
  • AreaCLARKE
  • Subdivisionnone
  • CityAthens
  • CountyClarke
  • StateGA
  • Zip Code30606


  • AmenitiesBoat/Camper/Van Prkg
  • Is WaterfrontYes
  • WaterfrontStream/Creek/River


3 Car Or More, Attached, Auto Garage Door, Detached, Garage, Kitchen Level Entry, Parking Pad, RV/Boat Parking, Side/Rear Entrance, Storage, Guest Parking, Off Street


  • FireplaceYes
  • # of Fireplaces4
  • Stories2 Stories


Bookcases, Double Vanity, Exposed Beams, Foyer - Entrance, Garden Tub, Hardwood Floors, Other (See Remarks), Recently Renovated, Separate Shower, Skylight, Tile Floors, Walk-in Closet, Carpet, Whirlpool Bath


Cooktop - Separate, Dishwasher, Double Oven, Garbage Disposal, Icemaker Line, Microwave - Built In, Oven - Wall, Refrigerator, Stainless Steel Appliance


Central, Heat Pump, Zoned/Dual, Electric


Electric, Central, Heat Pump, Zoned/Dual


  • WindowsDouble Pane/Thermo


Deck/Patio, Garden Area, Other (See Remarks), Out Building, Porch, Workshop

Exterior Features

Deck/Patio, Garden Area, Other (See Remarks), Out Building, Porch, Workshop

Lot Description

Level Lot, Private Backyard, Wooded, 5-10 Acres


Concrete Siding, Press Board Siding, Wood Siding

School Information

  • ElementaryWhitehead Road
  • MiddleBurney Harris Lyons
  • HighClarke Central

Additional Information

  • Days on Market32

Listing Details

  • OfficeColdwell Banker Upchurch Rlty.
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Listing information last updated on March 28th, 2020 at 4:17pm EDT.