The land that Jackson sits on was included in the "Waldo Patent", which was part of the Charter of New England granted by King James I of England in 1620. Jackson was named after General Henry Jackson, who commanded a regiment of Massachusetts soldier in the Revolutionary War.
Jackson was organized as a Plantation in 1812. In 1818, Jackson was incorporated as a town in what was then the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. At that time, the population of the town was 707.
A History of Jackson: 1798-1976, was published in 1977, compiled by Theo Stacey and Madeline Dodge. An updated 2010 version is available for lending at the Town Office.
Did you know? Jackson was chosen as a tree planting site as part of a family legacy
On Sunday, July 31st, 2011, John and Joyce Jackson returned to the site in Jackson where, 15 years ago, they planted five white pine trees as a gift to the community. The planting was part of a project to plant five trees in all fifty states at a place connected to their family name. Jackson, ME was # 30 on the list.
The trees were planted not far from the intersection of Route 7 and Kimball Rd. John and Joyce even wrote a book about their adventure: "Trail of Trees". To buy the book and find out more, go to www.thejacksonlegacy.com
Stories of Living in Jackson
Beverly Ann (Eldridge) Ludden
Beverly is the eldest child of Florence (Dodge) Eldridge and Jefferson Eldridge of Jackson. Beverly has lived and been involved in the Jackson community for 75 years! Many townspeople know Beverly for her Jackson column in the Republican Journal and eagerly await her news each week. Once again, she has put pen to paper to tell us just a few stories about living in Jackson over the years.
Click here to read them.