Jackson County, North Carolina

county in North Carolina, United States

Jackson County is a county in the U.S. state of North Carolina. In 2020, 43,109 people lived there.[1] Since 1913, its county seat has been Sylva,[2] replacing Webster.

Jackson County
Jackson County Courthouse in Sylva
Jackson County Courthouse in Sylva
Map of North Carolina highlighting Jackson County
Location within the U.S. state of North Carolina
Map of the United States highlighting North Carolina
North Carolina's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 35°17′08″N 83°07′26″W / 35.285454°N 83.123966°W / 35.285454; -83.123966
Country United States
State North Carolina
Founded1851
Named forAndrew Jackson
SeatSylva
Largest communityCullowhee
Area
 • Total494.88 sq mi (1,281.7 km2)
 • Land491.11 sq mi (1,272.0 km2)
 • Water3.77 sq mi (9.8 km2)  0.76%
Population
 (2020)
 • Total43,109
 • Density87.78/sq mi (33.89/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district11th
Websitewww.jacksonnc.org

References

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  1. "QuickFacts: Jackson County, North Carolina". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 18, 2024.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on May 31, 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-07.