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JACKSON COUNTY, TEXAS

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    Jackson County History

    (from Centennial monument on Courthouse Grounds, 115 W. Main St., Edna)

    JACKSON COUNTY

    Home of the Karankawa Indians granted in part to Stephen F. Austin and to Martin de Leon. Settled 1824-1835 by colonists largely from Alabama, Louisiana, Kentucky, Tennessee and west of the Lavaca, Mexico. Organized as a municipality December 5, 1835. Named in honor of Andrew Jackson, president of the United States. Created a county March 17, 1836, organized in 1836 with Texana, formerly Santa Anna, county seat; Edna, county seat since 1883. In memory of John Mc Henry, Francis M. White, James Kerr, F. F. Wells, early settlers. William Menefee, Elijah Stapp, signers of the Texas Declaration of Independence. William Sutherland, martyr of the Alamo; George Sutherland, John S. Menefee, James A. Sylvester, heroes of San Jacinto. Clark L. Owen, colonel in the Confederate army, and other pioneers who resided in this county before or directly after the Texas Revolution. Jackson County: average altitude 75 feet, annual rainfall 37 inches. Soil: black hogwallow, sandy loams, alluvial. Crops and products: cotton, livestock, corn, dairying, vegetables, poultry, pecans, oil and gas.

    Jackson County Courthouse

    Former Jackson County Jail
    Texas Jackson County Courthouse
    Jackson County Courthouse
    Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson

    Jackson County Town List

    Cities, Towns & Ghost Towns: History, attractions, landmarks, architecture, monuments, museums, cemeteries, bridges, parks, vintage & contemporary images, area destinations, hotels, and forum.

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  • Jackson County TX 1856 Map
    Jackson County 1856 Map
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    Jackson County TX 1907 Postal Map
    Jackson County 1907 Postal Map
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    Jackson County TX 1920 Map
    Jackson County 1920s Map
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    Jackson County TX 1940 Map
    Jackson County 1940s Map
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
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