|Jackson, Missouri, the County Seat of Cape Girardeau County, is located just a few miles west of the Mississippi River amid beautiful rolling farmland interspersed with woodlands. Jackson, founded in 1814, was the first city to be named for General Andrew Jackson.
Diligent, industrious, and civic minded describes the nearly 15,000 Jackson residents. Nature was good to Jackson, providing an abundant water supply and unequaled recreational areas for the sportsman and nature lover. Easy access to large markets in St. Louis, Missouri and Memphis, Tennessee, enhances Jackson’s location.
New homes, as well as beautifully maintained older homes, line the streets of Jackson. Whether you prefer subdivision living, or rural privacy, the choice is yours.
Jackson R-2 School District has a AAA classification. There are several elementary schools for grades K-5, 1 Middle School for grades 6-7, 1 Junior High School for grades 8-9, and 1 High School for grades 10-12. Enrollment is approximately 4,800. The Jackson Community also has parochial Schools; St. Paul Lutheran School, Immaculate Conception Catholic School, Saxony Lutheran High School, & Notre Dame High School.
There is a library, many banking institutes, medical clinics, several doctors, dentists, and optometrists offices. Eight miles away, there are two modern hospital facilities in Southeast Missouri Hospital and St. Francis Medical Center. Jackson has two nursing homes and an assisted living center, with nursing services provided by the Cape Girardeau County Health Department.
Jackson has a large number of civic and service organizations providing programs, speakers and various services. Numerous civic clubs sponsor a number of recreational activities such as baseball, softball, soccer and flag football. Jackson also has many churches of various denominations.
Jackson, Missouri is a dynamic community which, while looking forward, is ever mindful of its past. Jackson’s people are proud of their heritage and participate actively in their community, providing strong and viable leadership for future generations. There is truly something special about the quality of life in Jackson.
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