Jackson, MN

Town in Jackson County, MN

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Sponsors of Jackson, MN

Since the founding of our communities, organizations, businesses and citizens have stepped forward to build and serve their community. Click on any of the logos below to learn about those who made this website possible! If you would like to learn about becoming a sponsor CLICK HERE!

About Jackson, MN

A great place to work, live and play!

In 1856, the first white settlers—three brothers from Indiana—arrived in the Jackson area. They quickly established a trading post and proposed a town name of “Springfield” because of the spring near the large one-room log cabin they erected near the Des Moines River. Forty settlers, primarily from the Webster City, Iowa area, soon followed those enterprising brothers and tried earnestly to develop a community. Their efforts were hampered by the exceedingly harsh winter of 1857, as well as ongoing difficulties with warring bands of Indians, and soon the area was completely depopulated because of continuing hardships. Later in 1857, the Minnesota State Legislature renamed Springfield, Jackson, and designated it as the county seat for the also newly named Jackson County. Settlers trickled back to the area, but during the Sioux Uprising in August of 1862, these beleaguered people took flight to Iowa. For the second time, the community was entirely deserted. However, following the Civil War in 1865, a new era of resettlement began, encouraged by the sense of safety offered by an ongoing military presence in a newly built stockade.

From those early days of hardships, Jackson has grown into a vibrant and prosperous agriculture and industrial community located just off of I-90 at exit 73. Jackson has a 230-acre Industrial Park where several primary private industrial employers provide nearly 1,300 jobs to local and area residents. Visitors to Jackson will be intrigued by its many well-preserved historic sites, as well as great recreational fun, shopping opportunities and a quality of life second to none!

Community Organizations of Jackson, MN

Small towns and rural communities throughout the Midwest are looking for ways to strengthen their economies, provide better quality of life, and build on local assets. Here you will find the organizations that stabilize, preserve, and revitalize the small towns and rural areas alike. To submit your organization to be included on your town and county page CLICK HERE!

Events of Jackson, MN

The small towns of the Midwest have long shared pride in their communities through festivals and events! Citizens from each community, working together, continue to offer entertainment options that not only appeal to their citizens, but visitors to their community! Below you will find festivals and events you are sure to want to attend! If you would like to have (DST) include an annual festival or event on your town and county page CLICK HERE!

Faith Organizations of Jackson, MN

Throughout the years faith organizations have not only been an essential part of a town's religious life, but its community life. Below you will find stories about these organizations, If you would like to induct a faith organization to be added to your town and county page CLICK HERE!

Points of Interest of Jackson, MN

The communities of the Midwest have a lifestyle unique to their region — rich in history and points of interest like no other! Below you will find points of interest you are sure to want to visit! To nominate a landmark, historic location, museum, etc. as a point of interest on your county and region page CLICK HERE!

Jackson County, MN

Visit our county page and you will find information about our town and county's points of interest, festivals/events and faith community. You also will learn about the community organizations that have built and continue to build strong communities (chambers, community groups, and departments, etc) and much more when you visit the Jackson County, MN page.

Veterans of Jackson County, MN

Veterans come from many walks of life and whether a veteran has severed two decades ago or two days ago, they have made our freedoms possible. Below you will find stories about many who have served. If you would like to nominate a veteran to be included on your town and county page CLICK HERE!