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

  • Vanishing Texana Museum
  • Love's Lookout State Park
  • Cherokee Trace Drive Thru Safari
  • Mud Creek Off Road Park
  • River Run ATV Park
  • Nichols Green Park
  • Cherokee Neches Paddling Trail
  • Adrenaline Rush Zip Line

Things To Do In Jacksonville

Enjoy the walking trails, splash park and other outdoor adventures at Nichols Green Park, swimming at Buckner Park, and camping, boating, and fishing at Lake Jacksonville. Visitors can check out the over 170 historical markers in Cherokee County. One Jacksonville's most popular monuments is the Killough Monument. River Run ATV Park brings thousands of visitors each month hosting a variety of activities and is open all year long. In June, the annual Tomato Fest, which has been celebrated for more than 30 years, brings visitors downtown to honor Jacksonville’s history as the Tomato Capital of the World.

Jacksonville Transportation

Air transportation is available from Tyler Pounds Regional Airport.

Jacksonville Higher Education

Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary, Jacksonville College-Main Campus, and the nearby Tyler Junior College and University of Texas at Tyler are local institutes of higher education.

Demographics

People

Total Population14,821
Male Share of the Population48%
Female Share of the Population52%
Senior Citizens14.9%
Employed Population 16+6,175
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married41.2%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher15.8%
Median Earnings25+$29,644
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$23,765
Median Earnings With High School Degree$29,904

Wealth

Median Family Income$48,986
% Above Poverty Level72.3%
% Below Poverty Level27.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time21 minutes
% Working from Home0.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.3%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone27.9%
Median Gross Rent$708
Median House Value$82,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)66%
English5.9%
Irish5.5%
German3.9%
Italian1.1%
French Except Basque0.6%
Scottish0.5%
Swedish0.3%
Finnish0.3%
Hungarian0.2%
Polish0.2%
Dutch0.2%
Welsh0.1%
Russian0.1%
African0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
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Jacksonville Almanac

CategoryValue
CountyCherokee County
Standard Zip Codes75766
Phone Area Codes903
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude31.96
Approximate Longitude-95.26

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)

StationJACKSONVILLE
Distance0.3 miles
Jan Temp35 to 58 F
Apr Temp53 to 77 F
Jul Temp72 to 94 F
Oct Temp55 to 79 F
Annual Precip46 inches
StationPALESTINE 2 NE
Distance23 miles
Jan Temp37 to 58 F
Apr Temp55 to 78 F
Jul Temp72 to 94 F
Oct Temp56 to 80 F
Annual Precip46.3 inches
StationHENDERSON
Distance31.5 miles
Jan Temp33 to 56 F
Apr Temp50 to 76 F
Jul Temp71 to 93 F
Oct Temp52 to 78 F
Annual Precip48.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bullard3,039$91,442
Cuney46$0
Gallatin334$72,614
New Summerfield800$61,250

Jacksonville Public Libraries

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

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Jacksonville Hospitals

East Texas Medical Center Jacksonville
(Non-profit)
501 South Ragsdale Street
Mother Frances Hospital Jacksonville
(Non-profit)
2026 South Jackson

Jacksonville Public Schools

Compass Center
436 S W Loop 456
ZIP: 75766
(903) 589-3926
High
Total Enrollment 19
East Side El
711 Ft Worth St
ZIP: 75766
(903) 586-5146
Primary
Total Enrollment 634
Fred Douglass
1501 E Pine
ZIP: 75766
(903) 586-6519
Primary
Total Enrollment 671
Jacksonville H S
1210 Corinth Rd
ZIP: 75766
(903) 586-3661
High
Total Enrollment 1228
Jacksonville Middle
1541 E Pine
ZIP: 75766
(903) 586-3686
Middle
Total Enrollment 708
Joe Wright El
1055 N Pineda St
ZIP: 75766
(903) 586-5286
Primary
Total Enrollment 550
Nichols Int
818 S W Loop 456
ZIP: 75766
(903) 541-0213
Middle
Total Enrollment 704
West Side El
1002 Sunset St
ZIP: 75766
(903) 586-5165
Primary
Total Enrollment 466

Jacksonville Private Schools

Jacksonville Christian School
1218 Corinth Rd
ZIP: 75766
Elementary
Total Enrollment 37
Westview Christian Academy
20392 Fm 747 N
ZIP: 75766
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 14
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