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Breathitt County, Kentucky


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The Kentucky state capital is Frankfort.
The population of Jackson is approximately 2,466 (1990), 2231 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 995 (1990), 966 (2010).
The amount of land area in Jackson is 6.745 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.227 sq kilometers.
The distance from Jackson to Washington DC is 372 miles.
The distance to the Kentucky state capital is 94 miles. (as the crow flies)
Jackson is positioned 37.55 degrees north of the equator and 83.37 degrees west of the prime meridian.


in eastern Kentucky, southeast of Lexington on the north fork of the Kentucky River. Neighboring communities include Inverness, Dumont, Noctor, Earthquake, Shoulderblade, Vancleve, and Elkatawa
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Jackson is the county seat of Breathitt County. Because of many deathers from feuding in the past, the county is sometimes known as "Bloody Breathitt."

Jackson was founded with the county in 1839 as Breathitt Town and renamed Jackson in 1845 to honor President Andrew Jackson, who died that year. The Breathitt Court House post office opened in 1839
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