Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Jackson County

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Jackson County
Founded January 1, 1816
Named for Andrew Jackson
Seat - Brownstown
Area
Total - 513.75 sq mi (1,331 km²)
Land - 509.31 sq mi (1,319 km²)
Water - 4.44 sq mi (11 km²), 0.86%
Population - 42,376
Congressional district- 9th
Time zone - Eastern:



Neighboring Counties - Brown County, Monroe County, Jennings County Scott County Lawrence


The first settlement in Jackson County was at a village called Driftwood, which was located at the junction of the Whitewater River and the Muscatatuck River. Jackson County has the distiction of having had the first recorded train robbery in the United States on October 6, 1866. The Reno Gang, later dubbed the Jackson Gang, robbed the Ohio & Mississippi Railway of $10,000.

The towns of Jackson county are Brownstown, Crothersville, Medora, Seymour, Uniontown, and Vallonia.

The Hoosier National Forest occupies a portion of the northwest corner and Jackson-Washington State Forest occupies a portion of the southern part of the county.

Interstate 65 travels along the eastern boundary of the county just east of Seymour. It is paralleled by US Route 31 through most of the county. US 50 bisects it on an east/west plane, and http://indianaplaces.com/blog/2011/05/20/indiana-state-road-135/#Jacksontravels north/south, intersecting US 50 west of Brownstown. Indiana State Road 258 connects Indiana State Road 11 with Indiana State Road 58. Short Indiana State Road 235 connects Medora with US Route 50 to the north and Indiana State Road 135 to the east. Indiana State Road 39 connects US 50 to Indiana State Road 56 in Washington County. The north/south Louisville and Indiana Railroad intersects the east/west bound CSX at Seymour, Indiana. Indiana State Road 250 Connects Brownstown with Patriot on the Ohio River. Indiana State Road 256 traverses the extreme southern tip of the county.

The Muscatatuck River forms most of the southern boundary of Jackson County. It is bounded on the west by Jennings County, on the north by Bartholamew and Brown Counies, on the west by Lawrence County and on the south by Washington County.

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