Jackson (Tennessee)

Madison County


Jackson is a city in the U.S. state of Tennessee and county seat of Madison County. The city has 62 711 inhabitants ( 2006).


Jackson is located in a fertile district in the west of the state of Tennessee at the Forked Deer River.


The colonization of Jackson along the Forked Deer River began in 1820. The original name of the place was Alexandria, renamed Jackson in 1822 in honor of General and later U.S. President Andrew Jackson.

1888 Jackson had 5377 inhabitants.

Sons and daughters of the town

  • Steve Fossett, adventurers
  • Cliff Gleaves, rockabilly musician and DJ
  • Luther Ingram, soul singer and songwriter
  • Christopher Jones, Actor
  • Ed " Too Tall " Jones, American football player in the National Football League ( NFL)
  • Wink Martindale, television presenter and disc jockey
  • Big Maybelle, R & B singer
  • Thomas Jefferson Murray, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
  • Kenny Parchman, rockabilly musicians
  • Isaac Tigrett, entrepreneur and founder of the restaurant chain Hard Rock Cafe and House of Blues