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Madison County, Tennessee

38301, 38305

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History & History-related items

City Attractions



Chamber of Commerce.

Community events.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.




Statistics & Facts

The Tennessee state capital is Nashville.
The population of Jackson is approximately 61,772 (2004), 65211 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 20,739 (1990), 25191 (2010).
The amount of land area in Jackson is 104.519 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Jackson is 49 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Jackson to Washington DC is 706 miles.
The distance to the Tennessee state capital is 121 miles. (as the crow flies)
Jackson is positioned 35.63 degrees north of the equator and 88.82 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Jackson average annual precipitation is 62.26 inches peryear.
Jackson average temperature is 60.9 degrees F.


on I-40 in western Tennessee 130 miles west of Nashville and 90 miles east of MemphisHere is a map page for Jackson.
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moderate. Here is a weather page for Jackson.
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History & History Related Items

Here is a history page for Jackson.

Settlement in this area began around 1818. Before that time the land was part of the Chickasaw Indian hunting grounds. 30 acres were set aside for a city in 1822. This city was named Alexandria after A.R. Alexander who provided the home for the first meetings of the county court. That same year, Alexander was renamed for Andrew Jackson, then a war hero and later to become a U.S. President. Jackson was named the county seat September 1822 after the creation of Madison County in November 1821.
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The founding of Jackson



Casey Jones
Railroad Engineer
His "real" name was John Luther Jones and he was famous for being on time with his train. He was so reliable that those along his route could set their watches by his whistle. He died 30 April 1900 on the "Cannon Ball" wreck. He was immortalized in a song about the train wreck.

Davy Crockett
Frontier Politician
He helped to settle Tennessee and serve in the House of Representatives from 1827 to 1831. After failing to retain his seat in congress, he went over to Texas to help with the war, finally dying at the seige of the Alamo.

Casey Jones Village - Casey Jones Home and Museum
I-40/Highway 45 Bypass, Exit 80A
56 Casey Jones Lane
Jackson, TN 38305
Phone: 731 668-1223
Toll-free: 800-748-9588
Fax: 731 664-8687
1890s general store with restaurant and more. Casey Jones Home and 50 room station Inn.

Images of Jackson

Tourism Association of Southwest Tennessee

See this page for attractions in Jackson and the area.

The Jackson Symphony

Pinson Mounds Archaeological State Park 460 Ozier Road, Pinson (731) 988-5614 Pinson Mounds Archaeological Area consists of at least 15 earthen mounds, a geometric enclosure and habitation areas that encompass over 1,100 acres. It is the largest Middle Woodland period complex in the Southeast. Facilities include a museum designed to replicate a mound with displays, videos and interpretive programs. Picnic shelters, playground, six miles of hiking trails with a boardwalk along the Forked Deer River and a 32-person group camp for overnight stay. Park grounds open until dusk daily. Museum hours are: Mon.-Sat. 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Sun. 1-5 p.m.

The West Tennessee Diamond Jaxx - an affiliate of the Chicago Cubs!
located at Pringles Park.

Take a Photo Tour of Jackson.

National Bird Dog Museum 505 W. Hwy 57, Grand Junction (731) 764-2058 Fax: (731) 764-3004 Open: Friday 10 am-2 pm, Saturday 10 am-4 pm & Sunday 1-4 pm Art, memorabilia, and displays related to the history and tradition of field and competition bird dogs. Covering over 40 breeds of bird dogs in divisions of retrievers, pointers, and flushing dogs. Free Admission (Donations accepted)
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Economy & Industry

diverse, based mainly on retail trade, manufacturing, agriculture and service-related business
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Jackson City Government

City of Jackson
Mayor's Office:
121 East Main Street, Suite 301
Jackson, TN. 38301
Mayor Phone: 731-425-8240
City Council Phone: 731-425-8253

Jackson has a mayor-council form of government

Jackson Chamber

Jackson Chamber of Commerce
197 Auditorium Street
P.O. Box 1904
Jackson, Tennessee 38302
Phone: 731-423-2200
Fax: 731-424-4860

Jackson Community Events

Annual event each year in September or October
Great Casey Jones Balloon Classic
This annual hot-air ballooning event is growing every year. Put on by Jackson Kiwanis Club at McKellar-Sipes Regional Airport in September or October, the event raises funds for the West Tennessee Regional Blood Center and Kiwanis Center for Child development. For more information, call (731) 731-660-1088 Balloon Classic website

Jackson Organizations

Jackson Chamber of Commerce
197 Auditorium Street
P.O. Box 1904
Jackson, Tennessee 38302
Phone: 731-423-2200
Fax: 731-424-4860

Jackson Libraries

The Jackson-Madison County Library
433 E. Lafayette St.
Jackson, TN 38301
Phone: 731-425-8600

Jackson Schools

Jackson-Madison County Schools
310 North Parkway
Jackson, Tennessee 38305
Phone: (731) 664-2500


Jackson State - the community's college
2046 North Parkway
Jackson, TN 38301
Phone: 731-424-3520
Toll-free: 800-355-5722 Jackson


The population of Jackson was:
1970 - 40,000
1980 - 49,000
1990 - 48,949
1995 - 53,000
1999 - 55,000
2000 - 59,600
2004 - 61,772 (ESTIMATE)

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