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History of Jackson County

 Unprocessed Material
Identifier: 2017-0030

Content Description

Jackson County was named in honor of Andrew Jackson. Williamsburg was the first county seat. It was named after Sampson Williams. He was an early pioneer in the area. In 1817, Gainesborough (now Gainesboro) was selected as the permanent county seat. Information collected about Jackson County's history, came from the Gainesboro Sentinel, Jackson County Sentinel, books, dissertations, public libraries, public records, theses and personal interviews. Information about Thomas Louis Bransford (1804-1856) is on an index card. There is a newspaper clipping of R.T. Quarles, Jr. (1891-1968) death rites. There is also a newspaper clipping about the American Revolution Bicentennial: by Fort Blount DAR, December 23, 1975.

Acquisition Type


Restrictions Apply



  • 1900 - 1950


198 sheets of paper, 2 newspaper clippings, 1 index card, 1 calling card Sheets