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Jackson County, Michigan

Jackson County administrative offices are located in the Jackson County Tower Building, 120 West Michigan Avenue, Jackson, MI 49201; phone: 517‑788‑4382.


Jackson County [†] is spread over more than 700 square miles. The people of Jackson County enjoy the association of a small town, but the amenities of a place much larger than it feels. Jackson County is located at the cross roads of State Highway 127 and Interstate 94 only half an hour from Lansing, Ann Arbor, and Battle Creek and just over an hour from Detroit.

Residents and visitors enjoy thousands of acres of open space, 188 lakes, over 500 holes of golf, a county airport, and many other amenities. The county hosts many special events including the Rose Festival, Hot Air Jubilee, Race Week, Shakespeare Festival, Civil War Muster, and the NASCAR and Sprint Cup Series.

Within the county are 19 townships, 7 villages, and the City of Jackson. The County is home to Spring Arbor University, Jackson College, and a branch of Baker College.

Jackson County Strategic Plan, 2014-2020, ww.mijackson.org, accessed November, 2020.