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Jackson County

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Jackson County
Jackson County Courthouse in the county seat at Ripley, WV
Hay bales in Jackson County near Flatwoods

Formed in 1831 from parts of Kanawha, Wood, and Marion counties, and named for Andrew Jackson, seventh President of the United States. Jesse Hughes, noted Indian fighter, is buried in this largely agricultural county.

County Seat: Ripley, WV
Population: 28,000 (2000 Census)
Jackson County Profile

Lodging: Jackson County Hotels

Cities and Towns

Kenna, WV
Kentuck, WV
Ripley, WV
Ravenswood, WV

Historic Sites & Districts

Sarvis Fork Covered Bridge


Jackson County Public Library in Ripley, WV


Jackson County Schools


Temperature Mean Annual Average: 53 (Degrees F)
January Averages: High 40 (Degrees F) -- Low 17 (Degrees F)
July Averages: High 87 (Degrees F) -- Low 62 (Degrees F)

Long Term Precipitation

January: 3.31 inches -- July: 5.06 (inches) -- Annual: 45.7 (inches)

Mean Annual Snowfall Range

20 - 25 inches

Jackson County Weather Forecast

Additional Sources of Information


West Virginia Geological Survey: Jackson, Mason and Putnam Counties