Welcome to the USGenWeb Page for Jackson County, North Carolina.
Jackson County was established by legislation on 31 January 1851; however, the first formal meeting of the county government was not held until 21 March 1853 when it was held at the home belonging to Daniel Bryson. Webster was the county seat until March 1914 when a new courthouse was completed in Sylva.
Jackson county was formed from parts of Haywood and Macon counties, thus researchers need to consult records in these two counties prior to 1851. The Tuckaseegie River was the dividing line between Macon and Haywood Counties prior to 1851. Everything east of the Tuck was Haywood County, while all lands west of the Tuck were Macon County.
Jackson County: In the Beginning...
The Original Petition to form Jackson County
County's Civil War Soldiers
over 400 Soldiers and Troop Listings
Families of Interest
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Individuals and Organizations of Interest to Jackson Researchers
Jackson County Genealogical Society
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