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38301, 38305

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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.

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Jackson location: 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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Climate & Weather

The weather in Jackson is moderate. Here is a weather page for Jackson.
Jackson average annual precipitation is 62.26 inches per year.
Jackson average temperature is 60.9 degrees F.
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History & History Related Items

Jackson history:

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.
The founding of Jackson: 1822
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Jackson Attractions:

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.

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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 www.state.tn.us/environment/parks/pinson 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 www.birddogfoundation.com 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

Jackson economy: diverse, based mainly on retail trade, manufacturing, agriculture and service-related business
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