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Jackson County, Indiana

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  • William B. Hill (1825 - 1904)
    William B. Hill was born May 15, 1825. In 1845, he came with his older brother Jesse, to, what is now the crossroads of Leesville, Sparksville and Proctor Roads. They were the sons of Miciah and Barba...
  • Pvt. Edward Basil Maxwell, (USA) (1845 - 1935)
    GEDCOM Note ===The 1880 Census indicates that Edward was a farmer who listed that he could read and write. He lists his birthplace as Indiana and the birthplace of his mother as Tenn., and the birthpla...
  • Corporal James Jefferson Maxwell, (USA) (1836 - 1864)
    Son of John Maxwell and Mahala Weddle Maxwell. Union Army solider. Served in Company B, 50th Regiment Indiana. Was captured, and later succumbed to disease at Camp Ford, Tyler, Texas. His grave has nev...
  • Corporal Enoch William Maxwell, (USA) (1840 - 1914)
    G.A.R. Son of John Maxwell and Mahala Weddle Maxwell.Enoch served, along with his father and 3 of his brothers, in the Union Army. He enlisted 1 August 1862 at Medora, Indiana in Company A, 50th Indian...

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Official Website

Jackson County was formed in 1816. It was named after General Andrew Jackson. The county was the site of the first recorded train robbery of a moving train in the United States. On October 6, 1866 the Reno Gang robbed an Ohio and Mississippi Railway train, making off with over $10,000.

Adjacent Counties

Cities, Towns, Townships & Communities

  • Brownstown (County Seat)
  • Carr
  • Crothersville
  • Driftwood
  • Freetown
  • Grassy Fork
  • Hamilton
  • Jackson
  • Medora
  • Norman Station
  • Owen
  • Pershing
  • Redding
  • Salt Creek
  • Seymour
  • Tampico
  • Uniontown
  • Vernon
  • Washington



Genealogy Trails

Hoosier National Forest (part)

Muscatatuck Nat'l Wildlife Refuge (part)

Nat'l Reg. of Hist. Places