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