Jackson County, West Virginia

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Jackson County is a county located in the U.S. state of West Virginia. As of 2000, the population was 28,000. Its county seat is Ripley[1] and its largest municipality is Ravenswood. Jackson County was formed in 1831 from parts of Kanawha, Wood, and Mason Counties, and named for Andrew Jackson, seventh President of the United States.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 472 square miles (1,222.5 km2), of which 466 square miles (1,206.9 km2) is land and 6 square miles (15.5 km2) (1.23%) is water. The Ohio River forms part of Jackson County's western border. Sandy Creek and Mill Creek, tributaries of the Ohio, flow through the northern and central portions of the county.[2]

Major Highways

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