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Jack County is named for Patrick
Churchill Jack, and his brother William Houston Jack, both soldiers
of the Texas Revolution.
Jack County was organized by an Act of
the Texas Legislature on October 27, 1852 and was named for two
brothers, P.C. and W.H. Jack, who were leaders In the Texas
Independence effort. It was created in 1856, from part of Cooke
County with final organization in 1857.
The town of Jacksboro was first named
Mesquiteville; by petition of the citizens to the Legislature the
name was changed on February 6, 1855 to Jacksborough. Later, the
Legislature approved another change on October 22, 1889 of
Jacksborough to Jacksboro.
Fort Richardson was built in the early
1860's at Jacksboro and has been restored.
The county seat is Jacksboro.
Cities, Towns and Populated
Jacksboro * Jermyn * Joplin * Perrin * Gibtown *