Jackson County

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Jackson County is named for Andrew Jackson, who was the President of the United States from 1829 to 1837.


Created:  January 10, 1816

County Seat:

Big Muddy River 1816 – 1817

Brownsville          1817 – 1843

Murphysboro       1843 – present


County Courthouse – Murphysboro


Location:  1001 Walnut Street / South 11th Street

Built:  1926 – 1927

Style:  Greek Revival

Architect:  N S Spencer & Son of Chicago

Contractor:  English Brothers of Champaign


Description: The building faces east and is a two story reinforced concrete structure. On all sides are narrow porticos supported by four large columns with pediment at the roof. Lamp standards sit on each side of the wide stone steps on each side of the building. Along the roof is a concrete balustrade.


Note:  The previous courthouse was built by Pauley & Company in 1846.



N – Perry County

E – Franklin County and Williamson County

S – Union County

W – Perry County, Missouri and Randolph County













Photos taken 2007, 2008 and 2012