a detailed profile of houses, real estate, cost of living information and more.
  2. INFRASTRUCTURE/UTILITIES Access to utilities is plentiful in Jackson County.
  3. CRIME RATES Jackson County Crime rates are highlighted on page 10 of this document.
  4. REGIONAL SHOPPING Jackson County’s retail business community offers a wide variety of products to its residents.
  5. TOURISM The Jackson County Chamber of Commerce website offers a Calendar of Events for the county and information about lodging and accomodations.
  6. OUTDOOR LIFE/RECREATION Jackson County offers many recreational opportunities for its young people and adults alike.

Living in Jackson County fits almost every kind of lifestyle and enjoyment. As it continues to grow, the county’s population has risen to more than 32,000, while its two largest cities, the county seat of Jackson and the city of Wellston, both have just under 7,000 residents. Major cities such as Columbus, Cincinnati and Dayton in Ohio, as well as Huntington and Charleston in West Virginia, are within two hours of Jackson County. The county, however, provides an existence far removed from the hustle and bustle of a metropolitan area and offers a true rural setting.


Jackson County is home to two public golf courses, Franklin Valley Golf Club and Fairgreens Golf Club. The Franklin Valley Golf Club is a Par 71, 18 hole public golf course with memberships available. Built in 1925, Fairgreens is a Par 72, 9 hole course open to both membership and public play.

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Downtown Jackson features paved sidewalks and period lighting along the two major streets in the downtown business district. The historic downtown area continues to house retail businesses that specialize in such areas as music, jewelry, flowers, prom and wedding attire, hair and nail services and everyday necessities like pharmaceutical needs, business products and dining.

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