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County Information

Named after General Andrew Jackson and later President Jackson, Jackson County, Ohio is known for its mining of coal and was considered one of the great mining counties in Ohio, second only to Perry County. Along with coal, the Scioto Salt-works was located along the banks of Salt creek, a tributory of the Scioto River. This was Ohio's first industry. After the close of the Salt-works there was little economic growth in Jackson County. Agriculture became the mainstay of family and survival. By the 1850's Jackson County once again became an industrial hub with the need for charcoal iron. Prior to 1850 there were two iron furnaces working. Between 1853 and 1856 twenty-one more furnaces were built in the region known as Hanging Rock. With the railroad going through the town of Jackson the population of the county grew from 4,000 residents to over 10,000 residents between 1820 and 1860.

Jackson County, Ohio Courthouse

COURTHOUSE INFO:

Jackson County Courthouse
275 Portsmouth Street
Jackson, OH 45640-1750
Phone: (740) 286-3301
Fax: (740) 286-4061

Jackson County Populated Places:

Jackson * Wellston
Coalton * Oak Hill
Byer * Wainwright

Townships
Bloomfield * Coal * Franklin * Hamilton * Jackson * Jefferson * Liberty
Lick * Madison * Milton * Scioto * Washington

 

 


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Website Updates:
Mar 2014:  UB Church Young Peoples Class 1939 picture; bio for DRAPER; 1883 Pensioners
Sept 2013: 1840 Census of Pensioners
July 2013: obits for LONG, DEVOL
Nov 2012: obits for BISHOP, POOR, PATTERSON, RUSSELL, WARD, HASTINGS
Dec 2012: obits for TRACE, WAULK, SKEENS

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