County is located in the southeastern
corner of Ohio in the Appalachian foothills. As of 2000, the
county's population was 32,641.
seat is Jackson and is named for Andrew Jackson, a hero
of the War of 1812 who was subsequently elected President of
the United States.
to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 422
square miles. 420 square miles is land and 2 square miles is
include Jackson and Wellston. Our villages are
Coalton and Oak Hill. Unincorporated communities
include Byer, Ray and Glenroy. Our county
contains the following townships: Bloomfield, Coal, Franklin,
Hamilton, Jackson, Jefferson, Liberty, Lick, Madison, Milton,
Scioto, and Washington.
County is served by three public school districts: Jackson
City, Wellston City, and Oak Hill-Union Local Schools.
Private schools include Sts. Peter & Paul (Catholic)
School and Christian Life Academy.
College is located in the city of Jackson. The University
of Rio Grande is located in neighboring Gallia County, Ohio
University offers campuses in Chillicothe, Ironton and Athens,
Hocking College is located in Nelsonville, and Shawnee
State University is based in Portsmouth. Buckeye Hills
Career Center offers technical job training and education
for both high school and adult students in nearby Rio Grande.
is designed as an information portal to county government services,
as well as other government and private resources available
in Jackson County.