Home of the
Karankawa Indians granted in part to Stephen F. Austin and to Martin De
Leon. Settled 1824-1835 by colonists largely from Alabama, Louisiana,
Kentucky, Tennessee, and west of the Lavaca. From Mexico, organized as a
municipality December 5, 1835. Named in honor of Andrew Jackson,
President of the United States. Created a county March 17, 1836.
Organized in 1837 with Texana, formerly Santa Anna. County seat Edna,
county seat since 1883. In memory of John McHenry, Francis M. White,
James Kerr, F.F. Wells, early settlers. William Menefee, Elijah Stapp,
signers of the Texas Declaration of Independence. William Sutherland,
martyr of the Alamo. George Sutherland, John S. Menefee, James A.
Sylvester heroes of San Jacinto. Clark L. Owen, Colonel in the
Confederate Army, and other pioneers who resided in this county before or
directly after the Texas Revolution. Jackson County: average altitude 75
feet; annual rainfall 37 inches; soils: black Hogwallow, sandy loams
alluvial. Crops and products: cotton, live stock, corn, dairying,
vegetables, poultry, pecans oil & gas.
the State Of Texas 1936
Photographs by Sara Burt