Introduction to Jackson, New Jersey
Jackson, New Jersey, in Ocean county, is 4 miles W of Lakewood, New Jersey and 43 miles S of Newark, New Jersey. The town is considered part of the Monmouth - Ocean metropolitan area. Jackson has a population of 42,816.
On March 6, 1844, Jackson was incorporated as a township. Prior to its incorporation, the township of Jackson was a part of the Dover Township. On February 15, 1850, this township became a part of the newly-created Ocean County. Until March 11, 1845, Jackson included parts of the present day Plumsted Township.
Jackson and nearby Attractions
- Six Flags Great Adventure & Wild Safari
- Lake Shenandoah County Park
- Lakehurst Historical Society Museum
- Runaway Rapids Waterpark
Things To Do In Jackson
Jackson offers several recreational facilities for both its residents and visitors. You can enjoy fishing and wildlife viewing at the Jackson National Fish Hatchery. The hatchery also includes scenic picnic spots. In addition, you can enjoy skating, rafting and canoeing at Jackson.
International air transportation is available from Atlantic City International.
Jackson Higher Education
Jackson State University is the local university.