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Welcome to Jackson ...

The town of Jackson is located in Northampton County<1> and is the County Seat for Northampton County.

The location of Jackson has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

The pronunciation of Jackson: JACK-sun<3>

When the people of Jackson refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Jacksonian<4>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Jackson has a population of 458 people<5> (see below for details).

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

Jackson is 100 feet [30 m] above sea level.<6>.

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

The telephone area code for Jackson: (252)

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Jackson had an population of 458 people. This is a decrease of 10.72% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 34.1% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Jackson had a population of 513 people. This makes Jackson the county's 7th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 513 people, the population of Jackson decreased 26.19% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 695 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 North Carolina communities named Jackson: This one is located in Northampton County and the other is located in Union County.

Beyond North Carolina, 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), 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 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.

  • Roanoke Rapids [Halifax County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roanoke Rapids
    • Roanoke Rapids [Halifax County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the west of Jackson
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,186 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roanoke Rapids
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roanoke Rapids<8>
  • Murfreesboro [Hertford County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Murfreesboro
    • Murfreesboro [Hertford County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the east of Jackson
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,868 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Murfreesboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Murfreesboro
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Murfreesboro<8>
  • Enfield [Halifax County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Enfield
    • Enfield [Halifax County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the southwest of Jackson
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,260 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Enfield
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Enfield<8>
  • Scotland Neck [Halifax County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scotland Neck
    • Scotland Neck [Halifax County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the south of Jackson
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,810 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scotland Neck have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scotland Neck
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Scotland Neck<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Weldon [Halifax County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weldon
      • Weldon [Halifax County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<7> to the west of Jackson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,456 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Weldon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weldon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Weldon<8>
    • Gaston [Northampton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gaston
      • Gaston [Northampton County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the northwest of Jackson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,022 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gaston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gaston<8>
    • Garysburg [Northampton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garysburg
      • Garysburg [Northampton County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<7> to the northwest of Jackson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 913 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garysburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Garysburg<8>
    • Rich Square [Northampton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rich Square
      • Rich Square [Northampton County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<7> to the southeast of Jackson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 834 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rich Square have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rich Square
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rich Square<8>
    • Conway [Northampton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Conway
      • Conway [Northampton County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<7> to the east of Jackson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 721 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Conway have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Conway
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Conway<8>
    • Woodland [Northampton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodland
      • Woodland [Northampton County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the east of Jackson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 701 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Woodland<8>

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 4 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 Rand McNally Map of North Carolina (1911).

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 Northampton County: www.northamptonnc.com/

The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of North Carolina's counties, including Northampton, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Jackson. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<4>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 town'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.
<5>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Jackson.
<6>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Jackson - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<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 drawn 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, 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: 36.3901, Longitude: -77.4193       In this case, the coordinates for Jackson have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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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