Introduction to Jackson, Missouri
Jackson, Missouri, in Cape Girardeau county, is located 92 miles S of St. Louis, Missouri. The city’s population is approximately 11,947.
Jackson was founded in 1814 and was named after Andrew Jackson, the 7th U.S. President. The first courthouse of the county was built in 1818 and burned down in 1870. Jackson’s present courthouse was designed by P.H. Weathers and was established in 1908.
Jackson and nearby Attractions
- Trail of Tears State Park
- Cape River Heritage Museum
- Union County State Fish & Wildlife Area
- Bollinger Mill State Historic Site
- Horseshoe Lake State Fish & Wildlife Area
Things To Do In Jackson
The Trail of Tears State Park, the Horseshoe Lake State Fish and Wildlife Area, the Trail of Tears State Forest and the Union County State Fish and Wildlife Area are each accessible from Jackson. Golfers can enjoy a round at the Bent Creek Golf Course. The city hosts Octoberfest and the Egyptfest-Antique Tractor Pull every year.
Flights are available from Cape Girardeau Regional Airport.
Jackson Higher Education
Southeast Missouri State University, John A Logan College and Southern Illinois University-Carbondale are among the local colleges and universities.