Introduction to Jackson, Ohio
Jackson city is the county seat of Jackson County which was named after Andrew Jackson, a hero of the War of 1812 as well as one of the Presidents of the United States. Jackson, which was established in 1795, was formerly named "Salt Licks Town" because of the location of Scioto Salt Licks in the area. It also had many fossils of extinct and ancient animal species. The first settlement was established after the Treaty of Greenville in 1795.
Jackson and Nearby Attractions
- Jackson Lake State Park
- Leo Petroglyph
- Point Pleasant River Museum
- Clark Planetarium
- Buckeye Furnace
- Hocking Valley Scenic Railway
Things To Do In Jackson
Several parks near Jackson include Scioto Trail State Park, Lake Alma State Park, Hocking Hills State Park and Tar Hollow State Park. These parks offer recreational activities such as horseback riding, miniature golf, mountain biking, camping, fishing and picnicking. Hopewell Culture National Historical Park is another well known historic site nearby. Serpent Mound Museum, West Virginia State Farm Museum and Southern Ohio Museum have large collections of historical memorabilia of the area. Other popular attractions nearby also include Hocking Valley Scenic Railway and Clark Planetarium.
Flights are available from Port Columbus International Airport.
Jackson Higher Education
Colleges close to Jackson include University of Rio Grande, Hocking College and Shawnee State University.