Jackson County is the right fit and the right size for almost every kind of lifestyle and enjoyment.
As it continues to grow, the county’s population has risen to more than 32,000, while its two largest cities, the county seat of Jackson and the city of Wellston, both have just under 7,000 residents.
Such major cities as Columbus, Cincinnati and Dayton in Ohio, along with Huntington and Charleston in West Virginia, are within two hours of Jackson County. The county, however, provides an existence far removed from the hustle and bustle of a metropolitan area and offers a true rural setting.
With all new and remodeled schools now completed, and a $56 million investment into healthcare that, in addition to other improvements, has produced a new full-service medical center, Jackson County is considered one of the most progressive counties among Ohio’s 88 counties, especially among those outside of metropolitan areas.
A diversified economy provides employment opportunities in food processing, cabinet making, the automotive industry and many other areas, including agriculture. Three universities within 40 miles of the county provide intellectual growth for its high school graduates.
The opportunities for enjoyment are abundant, with outstanding hunting and fishing along with many festivals and fairs. The Jackson County Apple Festival, held the third full week in September of each year, is considered one of the state’s premier festivals.
With so many offerings in so many areas, it is easy to see why so many people choose to live, work and relax in Jackson County.