Jackson County

General Jackson County Michigan Information

Jackson County Michigan Site

Jackson County  is a county located in the U.S. state of Michigan. Its inhabitants was 160,248 as of the 2010 Census. The county was put off in 1829 and organized in 1832. It’s named for U.S. President Andrew Jackson and regarded as among Michigan’s “Cabinet counties”, known for members of Jackson’s Cabinet. Whenever the South Branch and North Branch connect to form just the Kalamazoo River, it then flows throughout the rest of Calhoun County. It then enters Allegan County after which Kalamazoo County. When it reaches the towns of Saugatuck and Douglas it quits and enters Lake Michigan. In complete the Kalamazoo River is 166 miles (267 km) long, and its own watershed drains a total of 2,020 miles (3,250 km) and drains into 8 counties. Grand River- Jackson County and Hillsdale County are the starting point of Michigan’s longest river. It commences in Somerset Township in Hillsdale County and Liberty Township in Jackson County. It then flows through a small part of Columbia Township, into Summit township, right through the Jackson city limits. It thens flows through Blackman Charter Township after which Rives Township and Tompkins Township before entering Ottawa County, Ingham County, Eaton County, Clinton County, Ionia County, Kent County and into the city of Grand Haven. The lake is 260 miles (420 km) long; its watershed drains an area of 5,572 miles (8,967 kilometers) including 18 counties and 158 townships. Kalamazoo River- the Kalamazoo is Composed of the North and South Branches.

Jackson County, MI Government

Jackson County is home to the Michigan Whitetail Hall of Fame. The county government manages the county prison, maintains township roads, operates the major regional courts, keeps files of deeds and mortgages, maintains vital records, administers public health regulations, and participates with the state from the provision of welfare and other social services. The county board of commissioners controls the budget but has only limited authority to make ordinances or laws. In Michigan, most local government functions — police and fire, building and zoning, tax assessment, street maintenance, etc. — will be the responsibility of individual cities and townships. The North Branch begins in Jackson County in Hanover Township. It starts in Farewell Lake and Pine Hills Lake and flows through a small part of Liberty Township back to Hanover Township. It then flows from Jackson County and into Calhoun County until it goes through the town of Albion in which the North Branch joins with the South Branch and they form to become one river.

The South Branch begins in the wetlands near the town North Adams in Hillsdale County and flows throughout the rest of Hillsdale County. It enters Jackson County and goes through a small part of Hanover Township before reentering Hillsdale County and then reentering Jackson County in which it goes via Pulaski Township. It subsequently enters Calhoun County and connects with the Northern Branch when it reaches the town of Albion.

Jackson County comprises the Jackson, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area.