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Jackson County Texas

Jackson County Courthouse

Jackson County, one of the original counties of Texas, was formed in 1836 from the old Mexican municipality of Jackson. Both the municipality and the county were named after President Andrew Jackson and were settled predominantly by American colonists. Jackson County comprises 844 square miles. Edna, the county's largest town, is the county seat. Six of Stephen F. Austin's settled in Jackson county. So many of the early colonists came from Alabama that for a time the municipality became known as the "Alabama Settlement." During the early 1830s the area was also inhabited by Lipan Apache and Tonkawa Indians. Although they made no attacks upon the settlers, the Indians made numerous night raids to steal crucial supplies. In 1832 the thefts became so serious that the local militia mounted an offensive against the local Indians that culminated in a skirmish on Sandy Creek. The year 1835 brought turbulent changes to the Alabama Settlement. On July 17, 1835, area settlers met for the Lavaca-Navidad Meeting, where they adopted resolutions protesting the actions of the Mexican government. On December 5, 1835, as American colonists and their Federalist Tejano allies fought to capture San Antonio de B?xar, the provisional government of Texas established Jackson Municipality. As of the 2010 census, Jackson County had 14, 075 residents.

 CITIES, TOWNS,  AND POPULATED PLACES


The county seat is Edna

Towns and Communities

  Francitas * Ganado * La Salle * La Ward * Lolita * Vanderbilt 


The old Jackson County Courthouse,  circe 1906
was replaced in the 1950's

 

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Website Updates:
Apr 2015: Marriage News: DEW, HILL; Crime News: GIBSON, EGG, POWELL
Feb 2014: History of Jackson County, History of Edna, Photo's
Jan 2014: Veteran's Death Roll
Dec 2013: 1883 Pensioners Roll
 
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