Place:Jackson, Indiana, United States

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Jackson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Indiana. As of 2010, the population was 42,376. The county seat is Brownstown.

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History

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Jackson County was formed in 1816. It was named for Andrew Jackson, who defeated the British in 1815 at the Battle of New Orleans in the War of 1812,and then Signed the Indian Removal Act sending all Indians in Indiana west. He had become president at the time.

Jackson County was the site of the first recorded train robbery of a moving train in the United States. On October 6, 1866 the Reno Gang robbed an Ohio and Mississippi Railway train making off with over $10,000.They were nicknamed: "The Jackson Theives" later on.

Jackson County is home to the longest 3-span covered bridge in the world; The Medora Covered Bridge. After a recent project to completely refurbish the Medora Covered Bridge the nearby town of Medora now has an annual event using the bridge as the focal point. The bridge is open for pedestrian traffic and site-seers. Another long neglected covered bridge, the Bells Ford Bridge, which is believed the last remaining Post Truss bridge in the world, succumbed to similar neglect, collapsing into the White River on January 2, 2006.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1815 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1816 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1816 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1817 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1820 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1860 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1882 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1820 4,010
1830 4,870
1840 8,961
1850 11,047
1860 16,286
1870 18,974
1880 23,050
1890 24,139
1900 26,633
1910 24,727
1920 24,228
1930 23,731
1940 26,612
1950 28,237
1960 30,556
1970 33,187
1980 36,523
1990 37,730

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External links

Jackson County, INGenWeb site


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