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Our Genealogy Helper for Jackson ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool which helps us with planning our trips.
  • We're trying to shape our Gazetteer as a tool to help us understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.
  • On our trips, we try to visit those places where our ancestors left their footprints.

By learning about Jackson (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this our Genealogical Helper for Jackson. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Jackson is located in Louisa County.

To see how the shape of Virginia's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Louisa County: Fluvanna, Goochland, Hanover, Orange & Spotsylvania.

Below are the counties that are near Jackson. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Jackson:

  • Louisa County     (The home county of Jackson)
    • Willowbrook (3 miles [4.8 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willowbrook
      • Willowbrook lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Jackson and is located in Louisa County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willowbrook
    • Bumpass (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bumpass
      • Bumpass lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Jackson and is located in Louisa County
      • Bumpass has also been known as:
      • Bumpas
      • Bumpass Junction
      • Bumpass Station
      • Bumpass Turnout
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bumpass
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bumpass<2>
    • Cuckoo (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cuckoo
      • Cuckoo lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Jackson and is located in Louisa County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cuckoo
    • Mineral (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mineral
      • Mineral lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Jackson and is located in Louisa County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 529 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mineral have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mineral
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mineral<2>
    • Louisa (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Louisa
      • Louisa lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Jackson and is located in Louisa County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,764 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Louisa have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Louisa
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Louisa<2>
    • Bells Crossroads (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bells Crossroads
      • Bells Crossroads lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Jackson and is located in Louisa County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bells Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bells Crossroads
    • Trevilians (18 miles [29 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trevilians
      • Trevilians lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Jackson and is located in Louisa County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trevilians
    • Medlock (21 miles [33.8 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Medlock
      • Medlock lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Jackson and is located in Louisa County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Medlock have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Medlock
    • Meltons (24 miles [38.6 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meltons
      • Meltons lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Jackson and is located in Louisa County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meltons
  • Albemarle County
    • Cobham (27 miles [43.5 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cobham
      • Cobham lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Jackson and is located in Albemarle County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cobham
    • Keswick (31 miles [49.9 km] to the west)
    • Scottsville (37 miles [59.5 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scottsville
      • Scottsville lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the west of Jackson and is located in Albemarle County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 625 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scottsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scottsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Scottsville<2>
    • Keene (40 miles [64.4 km] to the west)
  • Amelia County
    • Masons Corner (30 miles [48.3 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Masons Corner
      • Masons Corner lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Jackson and is located in Amelia County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Masons Corner
    • Amelia Court House (37 miles [59.5 km] to the south)
  • Caroline County
    • Ruther Glen (20 miles [32.2 km] to the east)
    • Burruss Corner (21 miles [33.8 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burruss Corner
      • Burruss Corner lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Jackson and is located in Caroline County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burruss Corner
    • Penola (25 miles [40.2 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Penola
      • Penola lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Jackson and is located in Caroline County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Penola have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Penola
    • DeJarnette (28 miles [45.1 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for DeJarnette
      • DeJarnette lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Jackson and is located in Caroline County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on DeJarnette
    • Bowling Green (28 miles [45.1 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bowling Green
      • Bowling Green lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Jackson and is located in Caroline County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,182 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bowling Green have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bowling Green
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bowling Green<2>
    • Port Royal (39 miles [62.8 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Port Royal
      • Port Royal lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Jackson and is located in Caroline County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 207 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Port Royal
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Port Royal<2>
  • Charlottesville City
    • Charlottesville (37 miles [59.5 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Charlottesville
      • Charlottesville lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the west of Jackson and is located in Charlottesville City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 46,950 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charlottesville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Charlottesville<2>
  • Chesterfield County
    • Robious (26 miles [41.8 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Robious
      • Robious lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Jackson and is located in Chesterfield County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Robious
    • Midlothian (27 miles [43.5 km] to the south)
    • Bon Air (27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Chesterfield Village (29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chesterfield Village
      • Chesterfield Village lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Jackson and is located in Chesterfield County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chesterfield Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chesterfield Village
    • Otterdale (30 miles [48.3 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Otterdale
      • Otterdale lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Jackson and is located in Chesterfield County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Otterdale
  • Cumberland County
    • Lakeside Village (24 miles [38.6 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakeside Village
      • Lakeside Village lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Jackson and is located in Cumberland County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lakeside Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakeside Village
    • Clinton (28 miles [45.1 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clinton
      • Clinton lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Jackson and is located in Cumberland County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clinton
    • Cumberland (34 miles [54.7 km] to the southwest)
  • Fluvanna County
    • Kents Store (17 miles [27.4 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kents Store
      • Kents Store lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west of Jackson and is located in Fluvanna County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kents Store
    • Columbia (20 miles [32.2 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Columbia
      • Columbia lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Jackson and is located in Fluvanna County
      • Estimated population in 2016: 80 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Columbia have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Columbia<2>
    • Fork Union (25 miles [40.2 km] to the west)
    • Weber City (26 miles [41.8 km] to the west)
    • Lake Monticello (28 miles [45.1 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Monticello
      • Lake Monticello lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Jackson and is located in Fluvanna County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Monticello have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Monticello
  • Fredericksburg City
    • Fredericksburg (35 miles [56.3 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fredericksburg
      • Fredericksburg lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Jackson and is located in Fredericksburg City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 29,492 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fredericksburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fredericksburg<2>
  • Goochland County
    • Sandy Hook (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandy Hook
      • Sandy Hook lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Jackson and is located in Goochland County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy Hook
    • Goochland (13 miles [20.9 km] to the south)
    • Caledonia (16 miles [25.7 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Caledonia
      • Caledonia lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Jackson and is located in Goochland County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Caledonia have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Caledonia
  • Hanover County
    • Tylers (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tylers
      • Tylers lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Jackson and is located in Hanover County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tylers
    • Montpelier (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast)
    • Vontay (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vontay
      • Vontay lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Jackson and is located in Hanover County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vontay
    • Beaverdam (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast)
    • Casco (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Casco
      • Casco lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Jackson and is located in Hanover County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Casco have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Casco
    • Rockville (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast)
    • Hewlett (13 miles [20.9 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hewlett
      • Hewlett lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Jackson and is located in Hanover County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hewlett have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hewlett
    • Taylorsville (19 miles [30.6 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taylorsville
      • Taylorsville lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of Jackson and is located in Hanover County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taylorsville
    • Ashland (20 miles [32.2 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ashland
      • Ashland lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Jackson and is located in Hanover County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,908 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ashland have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ashland<2>
    • Gwathmey (20 miles [32.2 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gwathmey
      • Gwathmey lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Jackson and is located in Hanover County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gwathmey have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gwathmey
    • Hanover (25 miles [40.2 km] to the east)
    • Atlee Station (27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Atlee Station
      • Atlee Station lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Jackson and is located in Hanover County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Atlee Station
    • Mechanicsville (30 miles [48.3 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mechanicsville
      • Mechanicsville lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Jackson and is located in Hanover County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mechanicsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mechanicsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mechanicsville<2>
  • Henrico County
    • Wyndham (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wyndham
      • Wyndham lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Jackson and is located in Henrico County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wyndham
    • Short Pump (18 miles [29 km] to the southeast)
    • Hunton (21 miles [33.8 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hunton
      • Hunton lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Jackson and is located in Henrico County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hunton
    • Tuckahoe Village (21 miles [33.8 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tuckahoe Village
      • Tuckahoe Village lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Jackson and is located in Henrico County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tuckahoe Village
    • Glen Allen (22 miles [35.4 km] to the southeast)
    • Laurel Village (22 miles [35.4 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laurel Village
      • Laurel Village lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Jackson and is located in Henrico County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Laurel Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laurel Village
    • Quail Walk (22 miles [35.4 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quail Walk
      • Quail Walk lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Jackson and is located in Henrico County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quail Walk
    • Laurel (23 miles [37 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laurel
      • Laurel lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Jackson and is located in Henrico County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laurel
    • Lorraine (23 miles [37 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lorraine
      • Lorraine lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Jackson and is located in Henrico County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lorraine
    • Longdale (24 miles [38.6 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Longdale
      • Longdale lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Jackson and is located in Henrico County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Longdale
    • Tuckahoe (24 miles [38.6 km] to the southeast)
    • Dumbarton (25 miles [40.2 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dumbarton
      • Dumbarton lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Jackson and is located in Henrico County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dumbarton
    • Chamberlayne (26 miles [41.8 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chamberlayne
      • Chamberlayne lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Jackson and is located in Henrico County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chamberlayne
  • King William County
    • Tuck Fork (30 miles [48.3 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tuck Fork
      • Tuck Fork lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east of Jackson and is located in King William County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tuck Fork
    • Manquin (37 miles [59.5 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manquin
      • Manquin lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the east of Jackson and is located in King William County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Manquin have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manquin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Manquin<2>
  • Orange County
    • Vulcan (24 miles [38.6 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vulcan
      • Vulcan lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Jackson and is located in Orange County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vulcan have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vulcan
    • Gordonsville (27 miles [43.5 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gordonsville
      • Gordonsville lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Jackson and is located in Orange County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,647 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gordonsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gordonsville<2>
    • Grassland (28 miles [45.1 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grassland
      • Grassland lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Jackson and is located in Orange County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grassland have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grassland
    • Madison Run (28 miles [45.1 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Madison Run
      • Madison Run lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Jackson and is located in Orange County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Madison Run
    • Locust Grove (29 miles [46.7 km] to the north)
    • Orange (30 miles [48.3 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orange
      • Orange lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Jackson and is located in Orange County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,166 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orange
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Orange<2>
    • Montpelier Station (31 miles [49.9 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montpelier Station
      • Montpelier Station lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Jackson and is located in Orange County
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Montpelier Station. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montpelier Station
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Montpelier Station<2>
  • Powhatan County
    • Beaumont (15 miles [24.1 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaumont
      • Beaumont lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Jackson and is located in Powhatan County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaumont
    • Huguenot (21 miles [33.8 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huguenot
      • Huguenot lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Jackson and is located in Powhatan County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Huguenot have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huguenot
  • Richmond City
    • Richmond (30 miles [48.3 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richmond
      • Richmond lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Jackson and is located in Richmond City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 232,226 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richmond
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Richmond<2>
  • Richmond County
    • Chippenham Village (28 miles [45.1 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chippenham Village
      • Chippenham Village lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Jackson and is located in Richmond County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chippenham Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chippenham Village
  • Spotsylvania County
    • Glenora (14 miles [22.5 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenora
      • Glenora lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Jackson and is located in Spotsylvania County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenora
    • Lewiston (14 miles [22.5 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lewiston
      • Lewiston lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Jackson and is located in Spotsylvania County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lewiston
    • Partlow (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast)
    • Belmont (19 miles [30.6 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belmont
      • Belmont lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Jackson and is located in Spotsylvania County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belmont
    • Marye (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marye
      • Marye lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Jackson and is located in Spotsylvania County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marye
    • Margo (20 miles [32.2 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Margo
      • Margo lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Jackson and is located in Spotsylvania County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Margo
    • McHenry (21 miles [33.8 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McHenry
      • McHenry lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Jackson and is located in Spotsylvania County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McHenry
    • Post Oak (21 miles [33.8 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Post Oak
      • Post Oak lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Jackson and is located in Spotsylvania County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Post Oak
    • Arcadia (22 miles [35.4 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arcadia
      • Arcadia lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Jackson and is located in Spotsylvania County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arcadia
    • Snell (22 miles [35.4 km] to the northeast)
    • Logan (24 miles [38.6 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Logan
      • Logan lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Jackson and is located in Spotsylvania County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Logan
    • Paytes (24 miles [38.6 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paytes
      • Paytes lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Jackson and is located in Spotsylvania County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paytes
    • Thornburg (24 miles [38.6 km] to the northeast)
  • Stafford County
    • Falmouth (36 miles [57.9 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Falmouth
      • Falmouth lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Jackson and is located in Stafford County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Falmouth have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Falmouth
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Falmouth<2>
    • Hartwood (39 miles [62.8 km] to the north)

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Jackson, see our County-by-County Page for Jackson.

Newspapers Published in Jackson ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 11 newspapers that have been published in the area around Jackson.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Jackson, there are papers which were published within 14 miles [22.5 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Jackson.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These helpful websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Jackson:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from Virginia

Cemeteries Near Jackson ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Jackson.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Jackson covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Shelton Family Cemetery
  • Immaculate Conception Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Immaculate Conception Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Immaculate Conception Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Immaculate Conception Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Jackson.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Immaculate Conception Cemetery
  • The Church of Our Saviour Cemetery
  • Spring Grove Memorial Park Cemetery
  • St. Peters Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Peters Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Peters Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • St. Peters Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Jackson.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Peters Cemetery
  • Riverside Community Church Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Riverside Community Church Cemetery
    • The Riverside Community Church Cemetery is located less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Beaverdam.More precisely, Riverside Community Church Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast of Jackson.
    • Riverside Community Church Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Riverside Baptist Church Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverside Community Church Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2233062<5>
  • Laurel Hill Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Laurel Hill Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Laurel Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Laurel Hill Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Jackson.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laurel Hill Cemetery
  • Cooke Family Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cooke Family Cemetery
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Cooke Family Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Cooke Family Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Jackson.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cooke Family Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2334123<5>
  • Grubbs Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Grubbs Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Grubbs Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Grubbs Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Jackson.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grubbs Cemetery
  • Payne Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Payne Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Payne Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Payne Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Jackson.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Payne Cemetery
  • Bowles Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bowles Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bowles Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Bowles Cemetery lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Jackson.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bowles Cemetery
  • County Line Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the County Line Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the County Line Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • County Line Cemetery lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Jackson.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on County Line Cemetery
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    • Rehoboth Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Rehoboth Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Rehoboth Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Rehoboth Cemetery lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Jackson.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rehoboth Cemetery
    • Oakland Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Oakland Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Oakland Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Oakland Cemetery lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Jackson.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakland Cemetery
    • Wallers Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Wallers Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Wallers Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Wallers Cemetery lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Jackson.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wallers Cemetery

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<6>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Jackson had a population of 18 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Jackson, with the one closest to Jackson listed first.

  • Jackson (Louisa County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jackson
    • Jackson lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Jackson and is located in Louisa County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 18 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Jackson had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jackson have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jackson
  • Locust Creek (Louisa County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Locust Creek
    • Locust Creek lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Jackson and is located in Louisa County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 175 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Locust Creek had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Locust Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Locust Creek
  • Mabelton (Hanover County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mabelton
    • Mabelton lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Jackson and is located in Hanover County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 48 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Mabelton had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mabelton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mabelton
  • Longcreek (Louisa County) - Historic
    • While Longcreek was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Longcreek
    • Longcreek was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Jackson and is located in Louisa County
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 29 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Longcreek had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Longcreek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Apple Grove (Louisa County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Apple Grove
    • Apple Grove lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Jackson and is located in Louisa County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 47 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Apple Grove had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Apple Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Apple Grove
  • Orchid (Louisa County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orchid
    • Orchid lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Jackson and is located in Louisa County
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Orchid had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orchid have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orchid
  • Gum Spring (Louisa County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gum Spring
    • Gum Spring lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Jackson and is located in Louisa County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 18 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Gum Spring had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gum Spring have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gum Spring
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gum Spring<2>
  • Dabneys (Louisa County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dabneys
    • Dabneys lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Jackson and is located in Louisa County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 18 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Dabneys had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dabneys have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dabneys
  • Bumpass (Louisa County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bumpass
    • Bumpass lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Jackson and is located in Louisa County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 62 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Bumpass had a post office and railroad service
    • Bumpass has also been known as:
    • Bumpas
    • Bumpass Junction
    • Bumpass Station
    • Bumpass Turnout
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bumpass
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bumpass<2>
  • Cuckoo (Louisa County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cuckoo
    • Cuckoo lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Jackson and is located in Louisa County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 61 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Cuckoo had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cuckoo
  • Perkinsville (Goochland County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Perkinsville
    • Perkinsville lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Jackson and is located in Goochland County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 13 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Perkinsville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Perkinsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Perkinsville
  • Montpelier (Hanover County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montpelier
    • Montpelier lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Jackson and is located in Hanover County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 27 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Montpelier had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montpelier
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Montpelier<2>
  • Continue List   (14 more) ...
    • Tylers (Hanover County)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tylers
      • Tylers lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Jackson and is located in Hanover County
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 52 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Tylers had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tylers
    • Sandy Hook (Goochland County)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandy Hook
      • Sandy Hook lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Jackson and is located in Goochland County
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 4 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Sandy Hook had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy Hook
    • Gouldin (Hanover County)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gouldin
      • Gouldin lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Jackson and is located in Hanover County
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 4 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Gouldin had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gouldin have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gouldin

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Jackson. See our List of 1890's Communities around Jackson.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things 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 for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: 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: 37.8732, Longitude: -77.8176       In this case, the coordinates for Jackson have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>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.
<4>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<5>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<6>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Jackson, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.




 

 

 

 

 


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