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Jackson, TN

CITY

Official Website:
http://www.cityofjackson.net/

Population:
59643 (2000 census)

Founding Date:
1822 (platted)

County:
Madison County

Named in honor of Gen. Andrew Jackson.

NEWSPAPERS

Newspaper
The Jackson Sun

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
Lane College
1882

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Steve Fossett
Aviator
22-Apr-1944 3-Sep-2007 First to cross Pacific in a balloon
Thomas Harris
Novelist
11-Apr-1940   The Silence of the Lambs
Allan Hubbard
Economist
8-Sep-1947   George W. Bush economist
Casey Jones
Daredevil
14-Mar-1863 30-Apr-1900 Railroad hero, sort of
Christopher Jones
Actor
18-Aug-1941   Wild in the Streets
Ed "Too Tall" Jones
Football
23-Feb-1951   Dallas Cowboys, 106 career sacks
Ben B. Lindsey
Judge
25-Nov-1869 26-Mar-1943 Created the first juvenile court
Wink Martindale
Game Show Host
4-Dec-1934   Tic-Tac-Dough
Randall Wallace
Screenwriter
28-Jul-1949   The Man in the Iron Mask

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Ray Blanton
Politician
10-Apr-1930 22-Nov-1996 Governor of Tennessee, 1975-79
Gene Evans
Actor
11-Jul-1922 1-Apr-1998 Behemoth, the Sea Monster
Carl Perkins
Jazz Musician
9-Apr-1932 19-Jan-1998 Blue Suede Shoes



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