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Overview

Introduction to Jacksonville, Texas

Jacksonville, Texas, in Cherokee county, is 26 miles S of Tyler, Texas (center to center) and 106 miles SE of Dallas, Texas.

Jacksonville History

The community of Jacksonville was established in 1847. At that time, it was known as Gum Creek. Jackson Smith and Dr. William Jackson were the early settlers of the area. The region's first post office was established in 1848, and Smith was appointed postmaster. Later, in 1850, the city was renamed Jacksonville in honor of Jackson Smith and Dr. William Jackson.

Jacksonville and nearby Attractions

  • Love's Lookout Park
  • Museum For East Texas Culture
  • Tyler Municipal Rose Garden
  • Caldwell Zoo
  • Historic Aviation Memorial Museum
  • Mission Tejas State Park

Things To Do In Jacksonville

In Jacksonville you can visit Nichols Green Park, Summers A. Norman Aquatic Center, Lake Jacksonville Park, and Buckner Park. Lake Jacksonville offers facilities for boating and fishing. Visitors can also plan a day trip to Davey Dogwood Park which has beautiful rolling hills, flowing streams, and forests. The Vanishing Texana Museum, Depot Museum and Children's Discovery Center, Goodman Museum, and Tyler Museum of Art are also worth visiting.

Jacksonville Transportation

Air transportation is available from Tyler Pounds Regional Airport.

Jacksonville Higher Education

Lon Morris College, Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary, and Jacksonville College-Main Campus are local institutes of higher education.

People

Total Population
Male Share of the Population
Female Share of the Population
Senior Citizens
Employed Population 16+
Age of the Population

Families

% of people married
Average household size

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher
Median Earnings25+
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification
Median Earnings With High School Degree

Wealth

Median Family Income
% Above Poverty Level
% Below Poverty Level

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time
% Working from Home
% Walking and Biking to Work
% Using Public Transportation

Housing

People Living Alone
Median Gross Rent
Median House Value

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)
US/American
English
Irish

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Jacksonville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 26 miles S of Tyler, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 106 miles SE of Dallas, Texas
County Cherokee
Standard Zip Codes 75766
Phone Area Codes 903
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 31.963
Longitude -95.27

Jacksonville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station JACKSONVILLE
Distance 0.3 miles
Jan Temp 35 to 58 F
Apr Temp 53 to 77 F
Jul Temp 72 to 94 F
Oct Temp 55 to 79 F
Annual Precip 46 inches
Station PALESTINE 2 NE
Distance 23 miles
Jan Temp 37 to 58 F
Apr Temp 55 to 78 F
Jul Temp 72 to 94 F
Oct Temp 56 to 80 F
Annual Precip 46.3 inches
Station HENDERSON
Distance 31.5 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 56 F
Apr Temp 50 to 76 F
Jul Temp 71 to 93 F
Oct Temp 52 to 78 F
Annual Precip 48.2 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Jacksonville, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Cove Spring (75766)

Craft (75766)

Enterprise (75766)

Ironton (75766)

Lake Jacksonville (75766)

Pierces Chapel (75766)

Pine Hill (75766)

Ponta (75766)

Reese (75766)

Tecula (75766)

Turney (75766)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bullard 2,677 $81,750
Cuney 88 $16,250
Gallatin 349 $70,625

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Jacksonville Public Libraries

Library
Jacksonville Public Library
502 S JACKSON ST
Jacksonville, Texas
(903) 586-7664
Library Web Site

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Jacksonville Hospitals

MOTHER FRANCES HOSPITAL JACKSONVILLE
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
2026 S JACKSON STREET
(903) 541-4500
Emergency Service: Yes

EAST TEXAS MEDICAL CENTER JACKSONVILLE
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
501 S RAGSDALE
(903) 541-5000
Emergency Service: Yes

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Jacksonville High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

JACKSONVILLE H S
1602 MASON DR
903-586-3661
A Title I School.
Serves 1,190 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.5

COMPASS CENTER
1547 E PINE ST
903-589-3926
A Non-traditional School
A Title I School.
Serves 136 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.1

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