Jackson County Info     

County Information

 

Jackson County, on U.S. Highway 59 in the Coastal Prairies region southwest of Houston, borders both Lavaca Bay and Carancahua Bay and is bounded by Calhoun, Victoria, Lavaca, Colorado, Wharton, and Matagorda counties. Edna, the county's largest town, is the county seat. The county's center lies at 2857' north latitude and 9635' west longitude. Elevation ranges from sea level to 150 feet. Jackson County, one of the original counties of Texas, was formed in 1836 from the old Mexican municipality of Jackson. Both the municipality and the county were named after President Andrew Jackson and were settled predominantly by American colonists. Jackson County comprises 844 square miles.

from the Handbook of Texas Online, Jackson County

Jackson County, Texas Geographic & Demographic Information

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Jackson County Courthouse
115 West Main
Edna, TX 77957
Phone: 512-782-3563

Photo by Sara Burt

 

Resources

 

Jackson County Herald-Tribune
P.O. Box 1099
Edna, TX 77957
(361) 782-3547
For comments or questions, email
Publisher: Cynthia Robertson

 

Jackson County Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture
317 West Main St.

PO Box 788
Edna, Texas 77957-0788
Phone: 361-782-7146

 

 

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