Jackson is located in Madison County, Tennessee. It is home to more than 67,000 residents. Located 70 miles east of Memphis, Jackson is the second-largest city in West Tennessee.
The local economy is powered by manufacturing and healthcare.
Jackson is served by the McKellar-Sipes Regional Airport, Interstate 40, U.S. Route 45 and the Jackson Transit Authority bus service.
Arts and Entertainment
Popular attractions in Jackson include the international Rock-A-Billy Hall of Fame Museum, Civil War sites, Ballet Arts, the Carnegie Center for Art & History, the Jackson Symphony, the Jackson Theatre Guild, the Ned R. McWherter West Tennessee Cultural Arts Center, live music performances, historic homes, the West Tennessee Farmers' Market and more.
Jackson residents stay active and enjoy 12 parks across 800 acres, Jackson Generals minor league baseball games, the West Tennessee Healthcare Sportsplex, water sports on the Tennessee River, golfing, hiking and more.
Jackson is served by the Jackson-Madison County School System as well as several private schools.
Institutions of higher education include Jackson State Community College, West Tennessee Business College, Lane College, Union University, Tennessee College of Applied Technology at Jackson and the University of Memphis - Lambuth Campus.