Our Community: Meet the People of Jackson County
Clubs & Organizations
Among our people there is an independent spirit born of our colorful heritage.
Jackson County was carved out of the wilderness in 1858 from portions of the surrounding counties. Primarily, its settlers were from the Virginias and the Carolinas.
Traditionally an agrarian community, our ancestors knew the meaning of hard work, of "making do" and, at times, of "doing without." They knew too, through their faith, strength, and determination what things in life were to be valued and cherished - hearing the first cry of a newborn baby; witnessing the rebirth of the land that comes with the early, gentle spring rains; listening to the music of the crickets and whippoorwills at dusk; gathering the bounties of the harvest; and, most importantly, being with family and friends.
Today, the spirit and values of our ancestors are still evident in our people. Many of our people are quilters, weavers, woodworkers, doll makers, and other artists. They continue to teach their skills to others in order to help preserve and honor our heritage.
Our area is made up of many small communities. Although each is unique and independent, these communities work in harmony with each other.
We are proud of our safe, clean, friendly, small-town environment. There is a wonderful feeling of belonging here. People here are never too busy to talk, to listen, and to help.
With hospitality that can only be created in an environment such as ours, we invite you to come and enjoy the "finer things in life".
Location & Climate
Recreation & Tourism