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Jackson County, Tennessee

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Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Jackson County, Tennessee.

It is not to be confused with the city of Jackson in Madison County.

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Jackson County was created by an act of the Tennessee General Assembly on November 6, 1801 and was named in honor of Andrew Jackson, who by 1801 had already served as a U.S. Congressman and Senator from Tennessee, a Tennessee Supreme Court justice, and a colonel in the Tennessee militia. He became more widely known as commander at the Battle of New Orleans and as the seventh President of the United States.

In the 1790s, an Army outpost named Fort Blount was built 10 miles west of Gainesboro on the Cumberland River, in what is now western Jackson County. Fort Blount was an important stop for travelers on Avery's Trace.

Adjacent Counties

Towns & Communities

  • Burristown
  • Center Grove
  • Dodson Branch
  • Gainesboro (County Seat)
  • Granville
  • Mayfield
  • Nameless
  • North Springs
  • Shady Grove
  • Stone
  • Whitleyville

Links

Wikipedia

RAOGK

TN GenWeb

Fort Blount