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Jackson County is a county located in the state of Florida. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 49,746. Jackson County was created on August 12, 1822 from Escambia County. The county seat is Marianna. This county is named for Andrew Jackson (1767-1845), the seventh President of the United States.
This county is named for Andrew Jackson (1767-1845), the seventh President of the United States.
County QuickFacts: CensusBureau Quick Facts
Jackson County was created by the Florida Territorial Council in 1822 out of Escambia County, along with Duval County
out of St. Johns County, making them the third and fourth counties in the Territory. The county
is named for Andrew
Jackson, who had served as Florida's first military Governor for six months in 1821. Jackson County originally extended
from the Choctawhatchee River on the west to the Suwannee River on the east. The county had been reduced close to its
present boundaries by 1840 through the creation of new counties from its original territory. Minor adjustments to the
county boundaries continued through most of the 19th century, however.
There were no towns in Jackson County when it was formed. The first county court met at what was called "Robinson's Big Spring" (later called Blue Springs) in 1822 and then at the "Big Spring of the Choctawhatchee" in 1823. The following year the county court met at "Chipola Settlement" which is also known as Waddell's Mill Pond
As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 955 square miles (2,472 km2), of which, 916 square miles (2,372 km2) of it is land and 39 square miles (101 km2) of it (4.08%) is water.
Jackson county is located in northwest Florida. The county is the
only county in Florida that borders both Georgia and Alabama.
Bordering counties are as follows:
The Jackson County School Board operates public schools.