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Jackson County was formed in 1831 from parts of Kanawha, Wood, and Mason Counties, and named for Andrew Jackson, seventh President of the United States.
Its county seat is Ripley.

Ravenswood * Ripley

Other Communities
Advent * Cottageville * Evans * Flatwoods * Fletcher * Gay * Given * Independence * Kenna * Kentuck * LeRoy
Millwood * Mount Alto * Murraysville * Rock Castle * Romance * Sandyville * Sherman

Jackson County Data

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Church Histories / Records

County Records

Family Bibles

Marriage Records

School Records


Website Updates:
Sep 2014:  bio for SYMMES
Mar 2014:  BLAINE, POWELL obits; Crime news for ARCHER, MITCHELL; 1883 pensioners
Feb 2013: Carney - Bean Marriage; Aultz - Douglas Marriage Announcement

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Wirt County (northeast)

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Meigs County, Ohio (northwest)

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