Place:Jackson, West Virginia, United States

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Jackson County is a county located in the State of West Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 29,211. Its county seat is Ripley, and its largest municipality is Ravenswood. Jackson County was formed in 1831 from parts of Kanawha, Wood, and Mason Counties, and named for Andrew Jackson, seventh President of the United States.

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Timeline

Date Event Source
1831 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1831 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1831 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1831 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1831 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1840 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1853 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1860 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1863 Effective date for move from Virginia to West Virginia Source:Wikipedia

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1840 4,890
1850 6,544
1860 8,306
1870 10,300
1880 16,312
1890 19,021
1900 22,987
1910 20,956
1920 18,658
1930 16,124
1940 16,598
1950 15,299
1960 18,541
1970 20,903
1980 25,794
1990 25,938

Early Settlers

Research Tips

Cemeteries of Jackson County USGenWeb listings, maps, transcriptions etc.

http://www.wvpioneers.com/countyJCcemmap.html Wonderful county map indicating each cemetery and links to complete, dated, transcriptions!

Text from Jackson County, Virginia Page

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Jackson County, Virginia was formed in 1831 from portions of Kanawha, Mason and Wood Counties. It became part of the State of West Virginia in 1863 when it achieved statehood.


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