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Jackson County, Michigan
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Organized August 1, 1832
Seat Jackson
Largest city Jackson
 • Total 723.76 sq mi (1,875 km2)
 • Land 706.60 sq mi (1,830 km2)
 • Water 17.17 sq mi (44 km2), 2.37%
 • (2010) 160,248
 • Density 225/sq mi (87/km²)
Census Pop.
1840 13,130
1850 19,431 48.0%
1860 26,671 37.3%
1870 36,047 35.2%
1880 42,031 16.6%
1890 45,031 7.1%
1900 48,222 7.1%
1910 53,426 10.8%
1920 72,539 35.8%
1930 92,304 27.2%
1940 93,108 0.9%
1950 108,168 16.2%
1960 131,994 22.0%
1970 143,274 8.5%
1980 151,495 5.7%
1990 149,756 −1.1%
2000 158,422 5.8%
2010 160,248 1.2%
Est. 2012 160,309 0%
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  • Full Service Packing - All items in your home are packed by our trustworthy household movers using the most up-to-date packing methods and materials in the industry.
  • Fragile Packing - You define your breakable or high-value items such as dishes, glassware, artwork, fragile furniture, mirrors, etc. and we will professionally pack them with care, while you pack all of your other belongings.
  • Do It Yourself Packing - Rose can provide boxes and materials to make your job as easy as possible.
Basic Household Moving Services
  • Loading - Each of your belongings is labeled, inventoried and loaded in a systematic process. Additionally, all upholstered furniture is wrapped in stretch wrap, a strong, clear plastic that completely covers the furniture, protecting it from dirt and damage.
  • Transportation - All of our trailers are equipped with air-ride suspension systems to ensure the contents travel in the safest manner possible. All trucks are driven by professional household movers with the best training in the industry.
  • Unloading - Upon arrival, all items are inventoried as they are unloaded. When unloading, furniture, boxes and other belongings are placed in the rooms you designate. Assembly of beds, bookcases and other furniture is available upon request. Additionally, our household movers will protect your new home by using several types of floor runners to prevent stains or scratches on carpet and wood flooring.
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"Perfect" is the word to describe our experience with Rose Moving & Storage. Everything was perfect. The team of six movers, led by Mark McLean arrived right on time, and after sizing up the job went right to work. The team worked together, packing and loading everything in one day. Delivery was accomplished the following day. All of our possessions were delivered in the same condition they were in prior to Rose handling/moving them. Not only that, but these pros made sure to leave your old home and your new home in the same condition they found them in. It rained on day one and yet nobody from the Rose staff trailed any water or dirt into the old house.
Efficient, honest, friendly and professional. That is what you can expect from Rose Moving & Storage. And this description extends to not only the Rose employees who handle your property but the behind-the-scene staff as well. Mike Engelhardt, Beverly and the rest of the Rose staff all carried themselves in a most professional manner.
This isn't the first time we hired Rose Moving & Storage. Approx. eight years ago, Rose moved out daughter from Michigan to the east coast. Bottom line, they were perfect then, too.
I love Rose Moving, I really do. I have complete trust in this company and every one of their employees. Two moves spanning eight years, and nothing but perfection to report.
April 24, 2016
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The young fellows that came even put together a weightlifting thing, and it wasn’t really a part of their job, but they stayed and did it.  It was just wonderful, because it took them probably a half hour at least to do that.  They came to the house when they said they were going to be there.  They were careful with our furniture.  We did have a couple of broken mirrors, but it was the edges and that was the only thing, so it was very minimal and we can expect something like that.  Their price was very reasonable.
May 11, 2012
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Jackson (Get Moving Quote for Jackson, MI) is a county in the U.S. state of Michigan. Its population was 160,248 as of the 2010 Census. This county is the sole county in the Jackson (Jackson, Michigan Moving Reviews) Metropolitan Statistical Area. The county seat is Jackson (Jackson, Michigan Moving Companies). It is named for U.S. President Andrew Jackson (Jackson, MI Moving Company). It is considered to be one of Michigan's "Cabinet counties", named for members of Jackson (Jackson, MI Moving Company)'s Cabinet. The county was set off in 1829 and organized in 1832.

The Jackson (Get Relocation Estimate for Jackson, MI) Courthouse was designed by Claire Allen, a prominent southern Michigan architect. Jackson (Get Relocation Quote for Jackson, MI) is also home to the Michigan Whitetail Hall Of Fame.


The county government operates the county jail, maintains township roads, operates the major local courts, keeps files of deeds and mortgages, maintains vital records, administers public health regulations, and participates with the state in the provision of welfare and other social services. The county board of commissioners controls the budget but has only limited authority to make laws or ordinances. In Michigan, most local government functions – police and fire, building and zoning, tax assessment, street maintenance, etc. – are the responsibility of individual cities and townships.

Elected officials

  • Michigan State House of Representatives, State Representative District 64: Earl Poleski (R)
  • Michigan State House of Representatives, State Representative District 65: Mike Shirkey (R)
  • Michigan State Senate, State Senate District 17: Randy Richardville President pro tempore (R)
  • Michigan State Senate, State Senate District 19: Mike Nofs (R)
  • Prosecuting Attorney: Jerry Jarzynka
  • Sheriff: Steven P. Rand
  • County Clerk/Register of Deeds: Amanda L. Riska
  • County Treasurer: Karen Coffman
  • Drain Commissioner: Geoffrey W. Snyder
  • County Surveyor: Dean R. Gutekunst

(information as of February 21, 2013)


As of the census of 2000, there were 158,422 people, 58,168 households, and 40,833 families residing in the county. The population density was 224 people per square mile (87/km²). There were 62,906 housing units at an average density of 89/sq mi (34/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 88.54% White, 7.92% Black or African American, 0.40% Native American, 0.53% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.83% from other races, and 1.74% from two or more races. 2.20% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 21.7% were of German, 12.8% English, 11.5% American, 9.9% Irish and 8.1% Polish ancestry according to Census 2000. 95.9% spoke English and 2.1% Spanish as their first language.

There were 58,168 households out of which 33.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.80% were married couples living together, 12.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.80% were non-families. 24.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.60% under the age of 18, 8.10% from 18 to 24, 30.40% from 25 to 44, 23.00% from 45 to 64, and 12.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 104.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $43,171, and the median income for a family was $50,970. Males had a median income of $38,919 versus $26,448 for females. The per capita income for the county was $20,171. About 6.50% of families and 9.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.40% of those under age 18 and 6.10% of those age 65 or over.

Local Parks, State Parks, Preserves and Campgrounds

  • Blackman Park: a small park on Michigan Avenue in the middle of the city of Jackson (Jackson, Michigan Moving Companies), contains a fountain in the middle of the park honoring soldiers from the Civil War, a few benches and some foliage.
  • Bloomfield (Bloomfield, MI Moving Companies) Park: a small park in the Jackson city limits on Michigan Avenue. There are picnic tables, basketball courts, tennis courts, baseball/softball fields and a small playground.
  • Camp Storer: a campground in Napoleon (Napoleon, MI Relocation Companies) in the eastern part of the county. It is located on Stony Lake in a wooded area with wetlands.
  • Camp Teetonkah: a campground for Boy Scout troops. It was created in 1912 and is the second oldest Boy Scout camp in America. Usually every spring, all the local Boy Scout troops in the area come and compete against each other for the weekend. The campground is on the shores of Big Wolf Lake (Wolf Lake, Michigan Moving Reviews) and consists of 240 acres (0.97 km2) of forest and wetlands. It has a dining hall and bathrooms with showers. It is located in Leoni (Leoni, MI Movers) in the eastern part of the county.
  • Cascade Falls Park: one of the larger parks in the country. It has two golf courses, one with 18 holes and a short course with 9 hole, as well as two large play structures. It is famous for its Cascade Manor House and Cascade Falls (Jackson, Michigan), which is one of the largest man-made waterfalls in the world. The park is also home to the Cascades Ice Cream Co. which opens when there is usually still snow on the ground and stays open until October. Every late August, the annual Cascades Civil War Muster is held there. There are some man-made ponds, and wetlands with many types of water fowl. Part of it is in the city limits of Jackson, but most is in Summit (Summit, Michigan Moving Reviews).
  • Environmental Education Center]: an educational place for children. It is located in Summit (Summit, Michigan Moving) in the southern part of the county. It has an educational center, five miles of trails, many ponds, wetlands, and a forest area.
  • Ella Sharp Park: one of the county's larger parks. It consists of a golf course, a miniature golf course, the Peter Hurst Planetarium, and the Ella Sharp Museum. It is located right outside the city limits of Jackson (Jackson, MI Relocation).
  • Grand River Nature Preserve: a preserve located near Grand Lake where the Grand River starts in the lower part of Jackson County in Liberty (Liberty, Michigan Moving Companies).
  • Green Park: a small park on the northern part of the Jackson (Jackson, MI Relocation) city limits in Blackman Township its right by Interstate 94. The Grand River goes through the outskirts of the park, the Penn Central Transportation Company railroad track also goes through the park. An old train engine car lies in the park as a monument. The park consist of some ponds and many water fowl.
  • Loomis Park: a small park in the Jackson (Jackson, MI Moving) city limits. It consist of picnic tables, two outdoor basketball courts, two outdoor tennis courts, baseball/softball fields and a large wooden playground. The park also contains the Boos Recreation Center which hosts a variety of classes, events and workshops year-round.
  • MacCready Reserve: a fairly large nature preserve on the west side of the township. It has six and a half miles of hiking trails and 408 acres (1.65 km2). The property used to be owned by Thomas C. MacCready in the late 19th century, and after three generations of family, Douglas (Douglas, Michigan Mover Reviews), Lynn, and Willis MacCready donated the land to Michigan State University in 2001. The area has five hiking trails, some easy and some more difficult ones. The area is managed by the Departments of Forestry, Fisheries and Wildlife, MSU Extension, and MSU Land Management Office. The area contains many forests, rolling hills, and wetlands and even a natural spring. The area is meant to be forest studies and hiking.
  • Martin Luther King Center: a full service community center part of the Howard Charles Woods Recreational Complex, a small park in the Jackson (Jackson, MI Relocation Companies) city limits. It has picnic tables, a playground, two outdoor basketball courts, a tennis court, two baseball/softball fields and a recreation area with some trees and foliage.
  • Meridian Baseline Historical Park: a historical park in Henrietta (Henrietta, MI Moving Company) in the northern part of the county. The park is on Pleasant Lake.
  • Portage Lake County Park: a small park on Portage lake in the Waterloo State Recreation Area. It is located in Waterloo (Waterloo, Michigan Relocation Company) in the eastern part of the county. It consists of picnic areas, swimming, and beaches on Portage Lake.
  • Snyder Park: a small park in the small unincorporated village of Horton in Hanover (Hanover, MI Relocation) in the southwestern part of the county. The park has a gazebo, picnic tables, and a small man-made waterfall that connects to a pond called Mill Pond which is part of the Northern Branch of the Kalamazoo River. The area is also wetland, forest, and the village of Horton.
  • Sharonville State Game Area: a wilderness wildlife area consisting of forest and swamps. It is located in Norvell Township in the eastern part of the county and in part of Washtenaw (Washtenaw, Michigan Relocation Companies).
  • Twin Pines Campground: a large campground in Pulaski (Pulaski, Michigan Mover Reviews) in the southwestern part of the county. The campground is on the South Branch Kalamazoo River. There is a playground and a basketball court. The campground allows campers and RVs, as well as traditional camping in a tent. They feature a dining and activity hall. There is the Kalamazoo River, wetlands, and forest. They also offer a canoe livery.
  • Vandercook Lake County Park: a small park on Vandercook Lake in the village area of Vandercook Lake in Summit (Summit, Michigan Mover Reviews). It consists of a beach, picnic tables, playground, and some woods.
  • Waterloo State Recreation Area: the only State Park in Jackson (Get Moves Prices for Jackson, MI). It covers about 21,000-acre (85 km2); it is also the largest State Park in the Lower Peninsula and the third largest in Michigan. The area contains 17 lakes, many ponds and streams, and numerous woods. They have RV or tent camping there. The park offers swimming on Portage Lake, canoeing, fishing, boating, picnicking, and biking. Waterloo State Recreation Area is located in the eastern part of Jackson County and the western part of Washtenaw (Washtenaw, Michigan Relocation).
  • William Nixon Memorial Park: a small park in the middle of the city of Jackson (Jackson, MI Moving Companies). It has skateboard ramps, a public water park, including two large water slides, a full-size inline hockey rink as well as four softball fields, playground equipment and a picnic shelter.
  • 4-H Camp McGregor: a small campground, mainly a place for children in Liberty (Liberty, Michigan Moving Company). The area has swamps, ponds and forests. It is on the shoreline of Crispell Lake.

Major Rivers that go through the county

  • Grand River- Jackson County and Hillsdale County are the starting point of Michigan's longest river. It starts in Somerset Township in Hillsdale County and Liberty Township in Jackson County. It then flows through a small part of Columbia Township, into Summit township, and then right through the Jackson city limits. It thens flows through Blackman Charter (Blackman Charter, MI Relocation Companies) and then Rives Township and Tompkins Township before entering Ingham County, Eaton County, Clinton County, Ionia County, Kent County, Ottawa County and into the city of Grand Haven where it empties into Lake Michigan. The river is 260 miles (420 km) long; its watershed drains an area of 5,572 miles (8,967 km) including 18 counties and 158 townships.

The North Branch starts in Jackson County in Hanover Township. It starts in Pine Hills Lake and Farewell Lake and flows through a small part of Liberty Township and then back into Hanover Township. It then flows into Spring Arbor (Spring Arbor, MI Moving Company) and Concord Township. It then flows out of Jackson County and into Calhoun County before it goes through the town of Albion where the North Branch connects with the South Branch and they form to be one river.

The South Branch starts in the wetlands near the town North Adams in Hillsdale (Hillsdale, MI Moving Companies) and flows through the rest of Hillsdale (Hillsdale, Michigan Movers). It enters Jackson County and goes through a small part of Hanover Township before reentering Hillsdale (Hillsdale, MI Movers) and then reentering Jackson County where it goes through Pulaski Township. It then enters Calhoun County and connects with the Northern Branch when it reaches the town of Albion.

When the South Branch and North Branch connect to form just the Kalamazoo River, it then flows through the rest of Calhoun County. It then enters Kalamazoo (Kalamazoo, MI Moving Company) and then Allegan County. When it reaches the towns of Saugatuck and Douglas it stops and enters Lake Michigan. In total the Kalamazoo River is 166 miles (267 km) long, and its watershed drains a total of 2,020 miles (3,250 km) and drains into 8 counties.


According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 723.76 square miles (1,874.5 km2), of which 706.60 square miles (1,830.1 km2) (or 97.63%) is land and 17.17 square miles (44.5 km2) (or 2.37%) is water.

Adjacent counties


Cities, villages, and townships



  • Horton (Horton, Michigan Movers)
  • Leoni
  • Liberty
  • Munith
  • Norvell
  • Pleasant Lake
  • Pulaski
  • Rives Junction
  • Sandstone
  • Tompkins
  • Waterloo

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