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Welcome to Jackson ...

Jackson is located in Louisa County<1>.

We aren't confident of the location of Jackson, so consider the above location as an estimate.<2>

Jackson is 410 feet [125 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The area code for Jackson: (540)

Communities Also Named Jackson ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that 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 Carolina (2), North Dakota, Ohio (7), Oklahoma, Ontario, Pennsylvania (5), Rhode Island, South Carolina (2), South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas (3), Utah, 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.

  • Louisa [Louisa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Louisa
    • Louisa [Louisa County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the northwest of Jackson
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,764 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Louisa have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Louisa
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Louisa<6>
  • Mineral [Louisa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mineral
    • Mineral [Louisa County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the northwest of Jackson
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 529 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mineral have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mineral
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mineral<6>
  • Bumpass [Louisa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bumpass
    • Bumpass [Louisa County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the northeast of Jackson
    • 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<6>
  • Cuckoo [Louisa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cuckoo
    • Cuckoo [Louisa County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the northwest of Jackson
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cuckoo
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Montpelier [Hanover County]
    • Tylers [Hanover County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tylers
      • Tylers [Hanover County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the northeast of Jackson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tylers
    • Vontay [Hanover County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vontay
      • Vontay [Hanover County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the southeast of Jackson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vontay
    • Sandy Hook [Goochland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandy Hook
      • Sandy Hook [Goochland County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the southwest of Jackson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy Hook
    • Beaverdam [Hanover County]
    • Rockville [Hanover County]

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. 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Jackson, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with 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 Virginia (1911).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Louisa 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 Louisa County: www.louisacounty.com/

The official website for State of Virginia: https://www.virginia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Virginia's counties, including Louisa, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Jackson - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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 drawn 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 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: 37.8732, Longitude: -77.8176       In this case, the coordinates for Jackson have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>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.
<6>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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