Jackson County, Iowa

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Jackson County
Jackson County Courthouse
Jackson County Courthouse
Map of Iowa highlighting Jackson County
Location within the U.S. state of Iowa
Map of the United States highlighting Iowa
Iowa's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 42°10′13″N 90°34′30″W / 42.170277777778°N 90.575°W / 42.170277777778; -90.575
Country United States
State Iowa
Founded1837
Named forAndrew Jackson
SeatMaquoketa
Largest cityMaquoketa
Area
 • Total650 sq mi (1,700 km2)
 • Land6,969 sq mi (18,050 km2)
 • Water69 sq mi (180 km2)  69.69%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2017)
19,366
 • Density31/sq mi (12/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district1st
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. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on May 31, 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-07. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  3. Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 167.

Other websites[change | change source]