The New Student's Reference Work/Jackson (Tennessee)
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Jackson, county-seat of Madison County, Tennessee, on the south fork of Forked Deer River, 107 miles by rail southeast of Cairo, Ill. It is the seat of Southwestern Baptist University, of Memphis Conference Institute (M. E.), St. Mary's Academy (R. C.) and Lane College for colored students. It has excellent public schools, a high school, a public library, etc. Jackson is of importance as a cotton-market; and has planing and other mills and railway shops. Its factories produce engines, boilers, iron and steel bridge material and church and school furniture. Population 15,779.