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Jackson County (formerly Calhoun), was one of the thirty-three counties organized by the first Territorial Legislature of Kansas, at its session in 1858, at the Shawnee Manual Labor School, in Johnson County. Calhoun County embraced upwards of 1,140 square miles.


County Seat: Holton, Kansas

Date organized:1857

County History:

Cutler's History of the State of Kansas, Jackson County

Historic Landmarks, State, National:

  1. The State Capital in Topeka, Kansas
  2. McFadden House (Holton, Kansas)
  3. Holton Bath House
  4. Harris Site
  5. Booth Site


County Historical Society:

  1. Kansas State Historical Society
  2. Jackson County Historical Society (Missouri)
  3. Jackson County Historical Society, Holton,Kansas | Facebook

Websites about the county:

  1. Jackson County Government
  2. Jackson County, Kansas on Wikipedia
  3. City of Holton, Kansas
  4. City of Topeka, Kansas