Jackson, nicknamed The Rose City, Prison City or Jack Town is a town located in Jackson County and it is its the county seat. Jackson has a population of more than 30.000 people and an area of approximately 11 square miles. Jackson was established in 1829 and named in the honor of president Andrew Jackson. The city is, apparently, the birthplace of the Republican party and the first meeting of the party was held on July 6, 1954 Under the Oaks. The city has sister cities in Germany - Varel and in Northern Ireland - Carrickfergus. Famous locals include architect Claire Allen, artist Phillip Campbell Curtis, filmmaker Raymond Salvatore Harmon, actor Rick Lenz and NASA astronaut Alfred Worden.
Top Attractions within Jackson
Carnegie Library Building was built in 1906 in a neoclassical style with a grant from Andrew Carnegie. In present, the library is included on the National Register of Historical Places and on the State of Michigan Register of Historic Sites.
Ella Sharp Museum was opened in 1965 and includes a park and a museum where you can admire a log cabin from the early 1830s, a one room schoolhouse and a store. Inside the museum you can admire memorabilia of the early locals of Jackson and collections of antique furniture.
Conklin Reed Organ & History Museum contains a collection of almost 100 antique reed organs that were fully restored for display. As a visitor, you can hear the sounds of these musical instruments.
Waterloo Area Farm Museum will take you back to the 19th century life in the great 10-room farmhouse. The farm was raised by a German immigrant and the museum displays tools, clothing and decorations typical for the early 19th century.
Michigan Theater is the largest theater in Jackson and opened in 1930. The building, raised in a Renaissance style, is considered the most beautiful in Jackson and one of the loveliest theaters in the United States.