City of Jesup Sesquicentennial

The City of Jesup is excited to announce that we're celebrating our 150th Birthday! The City of Jesup was founded on October 24th, 1870. 

The City is planning several activities throughout the month of October to commemorate this important milestone. We will have commemorative medallions and t-shirts available soon!

Follow this page and our City of Jesup Facebook page for all the details about our celebration. 

Sesquicentennial Events

We hope that you will join us to celebrate!
  • October 6, 2020 - Proclamation by the Mayor and Council at City Council meeting, 7 pm at Cracker Williams 
  • October 9 - 19, 2020 - Coloring contest for Wayne County Pre-k through 5th grade students - winners announced Oct. 24th at the celebration
  • October 9 - 19, 2020 - Downtown Jesup Scavenger hunts for Wayne County 6-8th grade and 9-12th grade students - winners announced Oct. 24th at the celebration
  • October 19, 2020 - Video detailing the history of the historic homes in our great city WATCH IT HERE
  • October 21, 2020 - Special section in The Press-Sentinel READ IT HERE
  • October 20, 2020 - Historic Cemetery Tour WATCH IT HERE
  • October 22, 2020 - Student Chamber at Wayne County High School will host a trial to determine which Jesup our city is named after: Morris K. Jessup, Thomas Sidney Jesup, or James R. Jesup WATCH IT HERE
  • October 23, 2020 - Video about Willis Clary and Georgia Lee Whaley WATCH IT HERE
  • October 24, 2020 - City of Jesup Sesquicentennial Celebration, 10 am to 12 pm on Cherry Street in front of City Hall
  • October 24, 2020 - Time capsule will be entombed in front of City Hall during the celebration