Jackson County, Michigan

related topics
{county, mile, population}
{household, population, female}
{township, household, population}
{city, population, household}

Jackson County is a county in the U.S. state of Michigan. In 2000, its population was 158,422 with the 2008 Census Bureau placing the population at 160,180. This county is the sole county in the Jackson Metropolitan Statistical Area. The county seat is Jackson[1]. It is named for U.S. President Andrew Jackson. It is considered to be one of Michigan's "Cabinet counties", named for members of Jackson's Cabinet. The Jackson County Courthouse was designed by Claire Allen, a prominent southern Michigan architect. Jackson County is also home to the Michigan Whitetail Hall Of Fame.

Contents

Government

The county government operates the jail, maintains township roads, operates the major local courts, keeps files of deeds and mortgages, maintains vital records, administers public health regulations, and participates with the state in the provision of welfare and other social services. The county board of commissioners controls the budget but has only limited authority to make laws or ordinances. In Michigan, most local government functions — police and fire, building and zoning, tax assessment, street maintenance, etc. — are the responsibility of individual cities and townships.

Elected officials

Full article ▸

related documents
Lake County, Michigan
Gladwin County, Michigan
Hillsdale County, Michigan
Monroe County, Michigan
Ionia County, Michigan
Presque Isle County, Michigan
Branch County, Michigan
Gratiot County, Michigan
St. Joseph County, Michigan
Midland County, Michigan
Harvey County, Kansas
Cheboygan County, Michigan
Newaygo County, Michigan
Iron County, Michigan
Ottawa County, Michigan
Mason County, Michigan
Brown County, Kansas
Osceola County, Michigan
Wexford County, Michigan
Iosco County, Michigan
Bourbon County, Kansas
Barry County, Michigan
Atchison County, Kansas
Manistee County, Michigan
Montcalm County, Michigan
Lenawee County, Michigan
Martin County, Florida
Decatur County, Kansas
Ulster County, New York
Schoolcraft County, Michigan