Jackson, class of 2006, designated 2008, cityofjacksonal.com
Located in Clarke County on a rise overlooking the east bank of the Tombigbee River in southwest Alabama, the City of Jackson, which was founded in 1816, is an easy drive from Mobile. Named after President Andrew Jackson, the city was initially built as a timber town. Now known as “The Pine City,” Jackson was a thriving port and a manufacturing center in its early days due to its location along the river.
With a population of just over 4,700, Jackson is the largest city in Clarke County and is now home to many types of industry and commercial development thanks to a port on the Tombigbee River, a regional airport and two industrial parks featuring rail and highway access. The city also offers several parks and recreation facilities to accommodate many indoor or outdoor events including fishing, boating, sports, swimming and golf. In addition, the Chamber hosts community events throughout the year, the biggest of which is the Jackson Fall Festival featuring a lumberjack competition drawing people nationwide.
400 Commerce Street, Jackson, AL 36545 | (251) 246-2461