Jackson County is named for Andrew Jackson, who was the President of the United States from 1829 to 1837.
Created: January 10, 1816
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
S – Union County
Photos taken 2007, 2008 and 2012