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Welcome to Jackson ...

The city of Jackson is located in Breathitt County<1> and is the County Seat for Breathitt 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 1,935 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Jackson is 860 feet [262 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The telephone area code for Jackson: (606)

The ZIP code for Jackson: 41339<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Jackson had an population of 1,935 people. This is a decrease of 13.27% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 22.29% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Jackson had a population of 2,231 people (which is 16.08% of the total population of Breathitt County). This makes Jackson the county's most populous community.

The population of Jackson represents 0.05% of the total population of Kentucky (which has 4,339,367 people), making it the state's 137th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,231 people, the population of Jackson decreased 10.4% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 2,490 people).

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

Communities Also Named Jackson ...

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

Beyond Kentucky, there are 73 communities that are also named Jackson - they are located in Alabama (2), Arkansas (2), California, Colorado, Georgia (2), Idaho, Illinois, Indiana (3), Iowa, Kansas (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.

  • Beattyville [Lee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beattyville
    • Beattyville [Lee County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the west of Jackson
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,461 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beattyville have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beattyville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beattyville<8>
  • Campton [Wolfe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Campton
    • Campton [Wolfe County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northwest of Jackson
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 417 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Campton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Campton<8>
  • Booneville [Owsley County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Booneville
    • Booneville [Owsley County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the west of Jackson
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 155 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Booneville have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Booneville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Booneville<8>
  • Buckhorn [Perry County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buckhorn
    • Buckhorn [Perry County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the south of Jackson
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 129 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buckhorn have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buckhorn
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Buckhorn<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Chenowee [Breathitt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chenowee
      • Chenowee [Breathitt County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the west of Jackson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chenowee
    • Lost Creek [Breathitt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lost Creek
      • Lost Creek [Breathitt County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the southeast of Jackson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lost Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lost Creek
    • Vancleve [Breathitt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vancleve
      • Vancleve [Breathitt County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the north of Jackson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vancleve have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vancleve
    • Taulbee [Breathitt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taulbee
      • Taulbee [Breathitt County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Jackson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taulbee
    • Clayhole [Breathitt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clayhole
      • Clayhole [Breathitt County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the southeast of Jackson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clayhole have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clayhole
    • Oakdale [Breathitt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakdale
      • Oakdale [Breathitt County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the west of Jackson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakdale

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 5 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.

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 in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Jackson on a map titled George#&160;F. Cram Map (1905).

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

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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 State of Kentucky: https://kentucky.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Kentucky's counties, including Breathitt, 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>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).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) 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, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Jackson. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, 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: 37.5537, Longitude: -83.3844    
<7>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.
<8>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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