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Jackson is located in southeastern Ohio in central Jackson County (of which it is the county seat) about 60 miles southeast of Columbus. The population estimate for July 1, 1998 was 5,999, a decrease of 168 since 1990.

The town is ideally situated if outdoor recreation is your main focus. Wayne National Forest surrounds Jackson and different parts are within minutes in any direction. In addition, Hammertown Lake is a stone's throw away to the west and Jackson Lake is less than 10 miles south-southeast of town.

Franklin Valley Golf Club is a semi-private, 18-hole facility with an open guest policy and invites visitors as well as local golfers to enjoy a leisurely round with them.

One of the local attractions appeals to both children and adults alike--Noah's Ark Animal Farm.

Transportation James A Rhodes Airport |

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07/09 Coming to The area
Clay Alliance Spring Pottery Fair Cincinnati OH May4 The Clay Alliance Spring Pottery Fair is a combination of nearly 50 local clay artisans who exhibits and sells their unique ceramic creations.
CincItalia the Cincinnati Italian Festival Cincinnati OH May17-19 Come early and be dazzled by CincItalia's Italian Auto Show and enriched by our traditional Italian Statue Procession.
Kentucky Sheep and Wool Festival Lexington KY May18-19 A family friendly Festival for young and old alike, the Kentucky Sheep and Fiber Festival has not only a wonderful selection of Fiber and Sheep related vendors, but also Educational Demonstrations, Irish Dancers, Live Music, a Tractor Show, Live Animals and much more.
Park Street Festival Columbus OH June7-8 So many Food Trucks, so little time! Bringing you the best & most diverse food trucks in all of Ohio, all in one place!
Upper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Festival Wheeling WV July26-28 Bocce tournament, pasta exhibit, wine competition, entertainment.
Dayton Celtic Festival Dayton OH July26-28 Shop with our merchandise vendors for everything from Celtic souvenirs to the finest products imported from Ireland, Scotland, and Great Britain. Eat drink and be merry in our authentic Celtic food court.