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Description
Once part of the Chickasaw Indians' hunting grounds, the area opened for settlement in 1818. Early residents set aside 30 acres for the city in 1822, naming it in honor of war hero and future U.S. president Andrew Jackson. The frontier town was laid out with broad streets, and when lots were auctioned off, the county court allocated $20 worth of whiskey to enliven the bidding.
Jackson grew rapidly into a railroading center—particularly for cotton—by the 1850s and was a critical supply depot during the Civil War. After both Union and Confederate occupations, Jackson surrendered to Union general John P. Hatch in July 1863.
Visitor Info
Jackson Convention & Visitors Bureau 197 Auditorium St. JACKSON, TN 38301. Phone:(731)425-8333
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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Jackson
1770 Hwy 45 Bypass. Jackson, TN 38305
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1936 Hwy 45 Bypass. Jackson, TN 38305
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Residence Inn by Marriott Jackson
126 Old Medina Crossing. Jackson, TN 38305
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Hampton Inn & Suites
150 Campbell Oaks Dr. Jackson, TN 38305
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