Jackson County, Iowa

county in Iowa, United States

Jackson County is a county in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of the 2010 census, the population was 19,848.[1] The county seat is Maquoketa.[2] The county was founded on December 21, 1837 and named after U.S. President Andrew Jackson.[3]

Jackson County
Jackson County Courthouse
Jackson County Courthouse
Map of Iowa highlighting Jackson County
Location within the U.S. state of Iowa
Map of the United States highlighting Iowa
Iowa's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 42°10′13″N 90°34′30″W / 42.170277777778°N 90.575°W / 42.170277777778; -90.575
Country United States
State Iowa
Founded1837
Named forAndrew Jackson
SeatMaquoketa
Largest cityMaquoketa
Area
 • Total650 sq mi (1,700 km2)
 • Land6,969 sq mi (18,050 km2)
 • Water69 sq mi (180 km2)  69.69%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2017)
19,366
 • Density31/sq mi (12/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district1st
Websitewww.co.jackson.ia.us

GeographyEdit

The county has a total area of 650 square miles (1,700 km2).

Bordering countiesEdit

CommunitiesEdit

CitiesEdit

Unincorporated communitiesEdit

Ghost townsEdit

  • Alma
  • Amoy
  • America
  • Bridgeport
  • Brookfield
  • Buckhorn
  • Canton
  • Carrollport
  • Centerville
  • Charleston
  • Charkstown
  • Cobb
  • Coloma
  • Copper Creek
  • Cottonville
  • Crabb
  • Crabb's Mill
  • Crabbtown
  • Deventersville
  • Duggan
  • Duke
  • Emeline
  • Fremont
  • Fulton
  • Gordon's Ferry
  • Hickory Grove
  • Higginsport
  • Hugo
  • Hurstville
  • Fairfield
  • Farmers Creek
  • Franklin
  • Iron Hill
  • East Iron Hills
  • Isabel
  • Lainsville
  • Lowell
  • Millrock
  • Mount Algor
  • Nashville
  • New Castle
  • New Rochester
  • North Maquoketa
  • Otter Creek
  • Ozark
  • Pass
  • Prairie Springs
  • Rolley
  • Silsbee
  • Smiths Ferry
  • Springfield
  • Spruce Mills
  • Sterling
  • Sullivan
  • Summer Hill
  • Sylva
  • Tetes des Morts
  • Union Center
  • Van Buren
  • Wagonersburgh
  • Waterford
  • Wickliffe

TownshipsEdit

Jackson County is divided into 18 townships:

ReferencesEdit

  1. "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 12, 2011. Retrieved July 18, 2014.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on May 31, 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  3. Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 167.

Other websitesEdit