Greene Countians Walk the Square

The Historical Plaques came to life around the square in Jefferson on Sunday, Sept. 20.  A number of historical figures told their stories to the over 60 people who attended.

IMG_2025Floyd & Dora Mahanay IMG_1764 IMG_1767 IMG_1768 IMG_1769 IMG_1771 IMG_1776 IMG_1781 IMG_1785 IMG_1787 IMG_1789Thanks to all who organized this special event and those characters who spoke.

Historic Plaque Walk on Sept. 20


Ten people and places from Greene County will be telling their stories near the historical plaques honoring them in downtown Jefferson on Sunday, Sept. 20.  Everyone is invited to meet at the Greene County Historical Museum at 2 p.m. and guides will lead you to listen to these prominent people.  Hear Albert Head, George Gallup, Eva Leonard and Dr. George Grimmell along with Dora and Floyd Mahanay as they make a special appearance.  Following the historical walk, refreshments will be served at the Historical Museum.  A free will offering will be taken for another historical plaque.  This is a project of Main Street and the Historical Society.

Albert Head 1884

Doc’s Alley Looks Great!

Doc's Alley before Chris & SusanDoc's alley before

Doc’s Alley had a major make-over as Jefferson Matters: Main Street volunteers worked to scrape, calk and paint the side walls of Doc’s Stadium and Access Systems.  The fence was moved back 10 feet to accommodate parking of bicycles.  The only access to Doc’s Alley is through Doc’s Stadium.  Brett Cranston, owner of Doc’s got the large palm tree and umbrellas to add some interest in the area.  He has speakers for music or to listen to ballgames.  Main Street volunteers plan to add more bike-related pieces to particularly draw bikers to downtown Jefferson.  Brett was pleased with the results and appreciated the time and efforts of the Main Street volunteers.  This project was headed up by Chris Heisterkamp and Susan Fray and members of the Design Committee of Jefferson Matters: Main Street.

Doc's Alley finishedDoc's Alley (finish paint)

Market Study for Jefferson Completed

Market AnalysisAn important project for Jefferson has been completed by Jefferson Matters: Main Street.  A Market Study and Analysis for the downtown began in the spring of 2015 with surveys completed by consumers and businesses.  The data has been analyzed with a narrative written to help Jefferson’s Main Street expand, grow, and improve.  This information will help attract new businesses and employers to the community.  Professionals looking to locate here will see the positive direction Jefferson is moving.

Copies of the complete study along with a 4 page executive summary is available at the Main Street Office, the Jefferson Public Library and City Hall.  You can also download it here: [PDF Version]