Jackson County

Jackson County is located in Northwest Florida in the Panhandle bordering Georgia, Alabama and Holmes, Washington, Calhoun, Gadsden, and Bay Counties. 

Jackson County was established from Escambia County in 1822 and named for Andrew Jackson, governor of the territories of East and West Florida.

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Population - 2000
46,755
Population - 2010
49,746
Population - 2015 Est
50,458
Land Area (sq mi)
918
Water Area (sq mi)
37
Total Area (sq mi)
955
Average Rainfall
55
Temperature - Average High
81
Temperature - Average Low
53

Did you know that caverns are pretty rare in the state of Florida? If you're in the area, this is the place to check out! Walking tours are available every day of the year except Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Caverns are a great way to spend a hot day because when you go under ground, it gets cooler. You'll see stalactites, stalagmites, flowstones, and draperies while exploring the Florida Caverns. The cave passageways were actually enlarged by hand in the 1930s by workers so it was easier for visitors to stand rather than hunch down while they walked through. 

Come boat, camp, and fish where the Chattahoochee and Flint River converge into Lake Seminole, the source of the Apalachicola River. Three Rivers State Park is the perfect place to spend the day picnicking or observing wildlife, and at night you can camp under the stars or snooze in a reserved cabin!

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The Baptist College of Florida is a Christian college in Graceville sponsored by the Florida Baptist Convention. It was originally a school designed to train baptist ministers. Today BCF offers many degree programs in liberal arts and religion. It also has recognized music undergraduate and graduate programs.

Walk the path of the early Florida settlers along the Bellamy Bridge Heritage Trail and visit the oldest metal bridge in Florida. The historic Bellamy Bridge is located west of the western end of the Chipola River bridge and is known for The Bellamy Bridge Ghost - a character in one of the most well-known Florida ghost stories!

Through the years Campbellton-Graceville Hospital has helped generation after generation reach better health. The organization has strived to serve the needs of their region ever since it was established. Campbellton-Graceville Hospital is loyal to its community and will continue to strive for excellence in healthcare.

You might not think of cave exploration when you think of Florida, but if you're visiting Jackson County, you definitely could. With cave exploration, as well as a slew of walking trails, softball games, and river runs to paddle on, there is a lot to surprise you in this seldom seen gem of Northwest Florida.

The Jackson County Public Library has two branches in Marianna and Graceville serving the people of Jackson County.

We are homeschooling families enjoying a lifestyle of curiosity and learning. CHE members are not organized around a particular curriculum or teaching style, because we recognize that each family knows what works best for them. Many of our members are Christians, but a statement of faith is not required to join Chipola Home Educators. Our purpose is to enrich the educational and social quality of each homeschooling family. We do this by providing field trips and group activities each month.