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Jacksonville
Calhoun County, Alabama

ZipCodes
36265

Motto
"Gem of the Hill"



Page Contents for Jacksonville, Alabama

Statistics & Facts

Location

Weather & Climate

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Government

Libraries.

Schools.



Statistics & Facts

The Alabama state capital is Montgomery.
The population of Jacksonville is approximately 10,283 1990, 12548 2010.
The approximate number of families is 3,920 1990, 4917 2010.
The amount of land area in Jacksonville is 17.421 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.006 sq kilometers.
The distance from Jacksonville to Washington DC is 619 miles.
The distance to the Alabama state capital is 105 miles. (as the crow flies)
Jacksonville is positioned 33.81 degrees north of the equator and 85.76 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Location

in northeastern Alabama, twelve miles north of Anniston on Highway 21
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Climate


a year-round moderate one
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History & History Related Items

The land that would become Jacksonville was purchased in1833 from the Creek Indian Chief Ladiga. Because Ladiga was a signerof the Cusseta Treaty of 1832 under which terms the Creeks gave uptheir remaining lands, he was allowed to select land in the county andto have his title validated.

Life here has long centered around education, beginning on April 16,1834 when the town reserved a one-acre square for a schoolhouse. In1836 the Jacksonville Academy was incorporated and 1837 saw theestablishment of the Jacksonville Female Academy. In 1883 the Academywas recognized as a State Normal School and through the years, becameJacksonville State Teachers College before attaining full universitystatus in 1966. This small southern town is a center for educational opportunity, as well being a quiet community which many retired military people have called home. Their families, as well as the many college students give the town a unique quality -- one of "quiet excitement". Summer time is accented by many summer camps that visit the JSU campus: Cheerleaders, baseball and band camps learn new skills/routines in the rich warm grasses, and cool off in the localbusinesses after a busy day.
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Attractions

Jacksonville State University

Germania Springs, Henry Farm Park, Stoney Brook Golf Course, ChiefLadiga Trail.

Recreation in Jacksonville.

Learn more about Jacksonville
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Jacksonville City Government

City of Jacksonville
Phone 256-435-7611

The city of Jacksonville is governed by a Mayor and five City Council members elected at-large

Jacksonville Libraries

Jacksonville Public Library
200 Pelham Road S.
Jacksonville, AL 36265
Phone: 256 435-6332
Fax: 256 435-4459

Jacksonville Schools

Jacksonville City Schools
123 College Street, SW
Jacksonville, AL 36265
Phone: 256-782-5682
Fax: 256-782-5685

Jacksonville State University


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