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Welcome to Jackson ...

The city of Jackson is located in Butts County<1> and is the County Seat for Butts County.

When the people of Jackson refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Jacksonian<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Jackson has a population of 5,227 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Jackson.

Jackson is 680 feet [207 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Jackson lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area Codes for Jackson: (470)<5>, (678) and (770)

The ZIP code for Jackson: 30233<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Jackson had an population of 5,227 people. This is an increase of 3.61% since the 2010 Census.

At the time of the 2010 Census, Jackson had a population of 5,045 people (or 21.33% of the total population of Butts County). This makes Jackson the county's most populous community.

The population of Jackson represents 0.05% of the population of Georgia (which has 9,687,653 people), making it the state's 122nd most populous community.

More information can be found on the Census Page for Jackson.

Adding Jackson to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Jackson in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Jackson was

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Jackson on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Jackson ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Georgia communities named Jackson: This one is located in Butts County and the other is located in Lowndes County.

Beyond Georgia, there are 73 communities that are also named Jackson - they are located in Alabama (2), Arkansas (2), California, Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana (3), Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky (2), Louisiana, Maine, Maryland (2), Michigan (2), Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri (3), Montana, Nebraska, Nevada (2), New Hampshire, New Jersey (3), New Mexico (2), New York (2), North Carolina (2), North Dakota, Ohio (7), Oklahoma, Ontario, Pennsylvania (5), Rhode Island, South Carolina (2), South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas (3), Utah, Virginia, Washington (2), West Virginia (2), Wisconsin and Wyoming.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Jackson.

Communities near Jackson ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Jackson.

  • McDonough [Henry County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McDonough
    • McDonough [Henry County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the northwest of Jackson
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 27,582 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McDonough have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on McDonough
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McDonough<9>
  • Griffin [Spalding County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Griffin
    • Griffin [Spalding County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the west of Jackson
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 22,665 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Griffin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Griffin<9>
  • Locust Grove [Henry County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Locust Grove
    • Locust Grove [Henry County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<7> to the northwest of Jackson
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,091 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Locust Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Locust Grove
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Locust Grove<9>
  • Hampton [Henry County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hampton
    • Hampton [Henry County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the west of Jackson
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,184 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hampton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hampton<9>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Whitehouse [Henry County]
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      • Whitehouse [Henry County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the northwest of Jackson
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 6,792 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whitehouse have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitehouse
    • Barnesville [Lamar County]
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      • Barnesville [Lamar County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the southwest of Jackson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,669 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barnesville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Barnesville<9>
    • Forsyth [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forsyth
      • Forsyth [Monroe County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the south of Jackson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,312 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forsyth
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Forsyth<9>
    • Monticello [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monticello
      • Monticello [Jasper County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the east of Jackson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,766 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monticello
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Monticello<9>
    • Porterdale [Newton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Porterdale
      • Porterdale [Newton County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the north of Jackson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,475 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Porterdale have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Porterdale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Porterdale<9>
    • Tunis [Henry County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tunis
      • Tunis [Henry County] was located 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the northwest of Jackson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 910 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tunis have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Jackson. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Jackson.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Jackson. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Jackson.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Jackson. Our list includes 7 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Jackson.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Jackson ...

Looking for more information about Jackson? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Jackson, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Jackson.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Butts County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Jackson. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Butts County: www.buttscounty.org/

The official website for State of Georgia: https://georgia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Georgia's counties, including Butts, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Jackson refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Jackson may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Jackson.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Jackson - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Of the area codes for Jackson, area code (470, 678) is an overlay.
<6>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Jackson). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Jackson or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Jackson) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Jackson. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from JacksonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Jackson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2944, Longitude: -83.9665    
<8>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<9>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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