Jackson County, Kansas

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Jackson County (county code JA) is a county located in Northeast Kansas, in the Central United States. The population was estimated to be 13,500 in the year 2006.[1] Its county seat and most populous city is Holton.[2] The county along with Shawnee, Jefferson, Osage, and Wabaunsee counties is included in the Topeka, Kansas, Metropolitan Statistical Area, which had an estimated population of 228,894 in 2006.


Law and government

Following amendment to the Kansas Constitution in 1986, the county remained a prohibition, or "dry", county until 2004, when voters approved the sale of alcoholic liquor by the individual drink with a 30% food sales requirement.[3]


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 658 square miles (1,704.2 km2), of which 656 square miles (1,699.0 km2) is land and 2 square miles (5.2 km2), or 0.35%, is water.[4]

Adjacent counties

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