Jackson County, Iowa

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Jackson County, Iowa
Jackson County Courthouse - Maquoketa, Iowa.JPG
Jackson County Courthouse
Location within Iowa
Location within Iowa
Map of the United States highlighting Iowa
Iowa's location within the U.S.
Founded1837
Named forAndrew Jackson
SeatMaquoketa
Largest cityMaquoketa
Area
 • Total650 sq mi (1,683 km2)
 • Land6,969 sq mi (18,050 km2)
 • Water69 sq mi (179 km2), 69.69%
Population (est.)
 • (2017)19,366
 • Density31/sq mi (12/km2)
Congressional district1st
Time zoneCentral: UTC−6/−5
Websitewww.co.jackson.ia.us

Jackson County is a county in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of the 2010 census, the population was 19,848.[1] The county seat is Maquoketa.[2] The county was founded on December 21, 1837 and named after U.S. President Andrew Jackson.[3]

Geography[change | change source]

The county has a total area of 650 square miles (1,700 km2).

Bordering counties[change | change source]

Communities[change | change source]

Cities[change | change source]

Unincorporated communities[change | change source]

Ghost towns[change | change source]

  • Alma
  • Amoy
  • America
  • Bridgeport
  • Brookfield
  • Buckhorn
  • Canton
  • Carrollport
  • Centerville
  • Charleston
  • Charkstown
  • Cobb
  • Coloma
  • Copper Creek
  • Cottonville
  • Crabb
  • Crabb's Mill
  • Crabbtown
  • Deventersville
  • Duggan
  • Duke
  • Emeline
  • Fremont
  • Fulton
  • Gordon's Ferry
  • Hickory Grove
  • Higginsport
  • Hugo
  • Hurstville
  • Fairfield
  • Farmers Creek
  • Franklin
  • Iron Hill
  • East Iron Hills
  • Isabel
  • Lainsville
  • Lowell
  • Millrock
  • Mount Algor
  • Nashville
  • New Castle
  • New Rochester
  • North Maquoketa
  • Otter Creek
  • Ozark
  • Pass
  • Prairie Springs
  • Rolley
  • Silsbee
  • Smiths Ferry
  • Springfield
  • Spruce Mills
  • Sterling
  • Sullivan
  • Summer Hill
  • Sylva
  • Tetes des Morts
  • Union Center
  • Van Buren
  • Wagonersburgh
  • Waterford
  • Wickliffe

Townships[change | change source]

Jackson County is divided into 18 townships:

References[change | change source]

  1. "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 12, 2011. Retrieved July 18, 2014.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on May 31, 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  3. Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 167.

Other websites[change | change source]