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Jackson County, Tennessee

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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




TN Gen Web

Fort Blount

Genealogy Trails

The Jackson County Family History Book - The Jackson Historical Society (1996)

USGW Archives

Jackson County Voters List - (1851)

Roots Web

Jackson County Marriage Records - (1886-1887)