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:  October 29, 1829

County Seat:

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

Contractor:  Unknown


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.

Contractor:  Unknown


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



N – Eaton County and Ingham County

E – Washtenaw County

S – Lenawee County and Hillsdale County 

W - Calhoun County














Photos taken 2008 and 2014