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 over 15,000 Jackson residents. Nature was good to Jackson, providing an abundant water supply and unequaled recreational areas for the sportsman and nature lover. A vibrant uptown district features boutique shops, restaurants and much more. 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.

There is a library, many banking institutes, medical clinics, several doctors, dentists, and optometrists offices. Eight miles away, there are two modern healthcare campuses in SoutheastHEALTH and Saint Francis Healthcare. 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 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.

Learn more at: www.jacksonmo.org

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