Jackson County is named for Andrew Jackson, who was the President of the United States from 1829 to 1837.
Created: October 29, 1829
Jackson 1832 – present
County Justice Center – Jackson
Location: 312 South Jackson Street / West Washington Street
Built: 1927 – 1928
Style: Classical Revival
Architect: Claire Allen and Sons of Jackson
Description: The building faces east and is a five story red colored brick and stone structure. The first story has white colored stone and the east front has decorative stonework rising to the top of the third story. The building was constructed as the Elks Temple and was purchased in 1935 and renovated at a cost of $360,000..
County Administration – Jackson
Location: 120 West Michigan Avenue / South Mechanic Street
Built: 1927 – 1929
Style: Classical Revival / Art Deco
Architect: Albert Kahn Associates, Inc.
Description: The building faces south and is a seventeen story brick and concrete structure. The building was constructed as the Union and Pacific National Bank Building and was sold to the county in 1975. The building is named as the Jackson County Tower Building.
See: Michigan’s County Courthouses by John Fedynsky
E – Washtenaw County
W - Calhoun County
Photos taken 2008 and 2014